Though adept at climbing, the Saiga Antelope tends to avoid extremely steep or rugged terrain.
In addition to horns, saiga antelope meat and skin are exported annually from Kazakhstan.
From over 1 million individuals estimated in the early 1990s, by the year 2000 the saiga population had declined by more than 80%, to an estimated 178,000 individuals.
This could end up killing more animals than it saves.
What could it have been? Adaptation in a population of living things happens as a result of an adaptive trait.
This could soon be a global phenomenon.