The saiga antelope is a critically endangered antelope that originally inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone. The saiga is recognizable by an extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure, the proboscis.
Photo credits: Ray Meibaum/Saint Louis Zoo A little Zoo present has popped up just in time to give a pounce of holiday cheer! “Nokopo” (pronounced NOH-koh-poh), a female Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo joey, has begun poking her head out from within.
"Incredibly intelligent animals, young polar bears learn quickly through their inquisitive nature. This cub was intrigued by its reflection and was studying it with great interest,” photographer Florian Schulz.