Every once in a while I come across an animal of whose existence I had hitherto been entirely ignorant and which is, therefore, a pleasure to share. I give you, the Saiga:
I swear on Sir David Attenborough’s chinos that this preposterous-looking creature is not a made-up Star Wars extra.
And while we’re on the subject of outrageously adapted asian ungulates, please give a warm welcome to the Himalayan Tahr:
Well, perhaps not too warm a welcome since in that coat he’s liable to overheat and burst into flames…