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sai·ga

 (sī′gə)
n.
A medium-sized antelope (Saiga tatarica) of the steppes of Eurasia, having a large fleshy snout and, in the male, ridged yellowish horns.

[Russian saĭga, from Chagatai saiğak.]

saiga

(ˈsaɪɡə)
n
(Animals) either of two antelopes, Saiga tatarica or S. mongolica, of the plains of central Asia, having an enlarged slightly elongated nose
[C19: from Russian]

sai•ga

(ˈsaɪ gə)

n., pl. -gas.
a goatlike antelope, Saiga tatarica, of W Asia and E Russia, having a greatly enlarged muzzle.
[1795–1805; (< New Latin) < Russian saĭgá(k) < Turkic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saiga - goat-like antelope of central Eurasia having a stubby nose like a proboscissaiga - goat-like antelope of central Eurasia having a stubby nose like a proboscis
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Saiga - Eurasian antelopes: saigas
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Conservationists estimate there are 260,000 saigas in Central Asia, including 200,000 in west-central Kazakhstan.
About 1,000 saiga antelopes found dead in Akmola region, the Department of Emergency Situations of the region said Friday.
Summary: ALMATY (Cihan) - The number of killed saigas in the West Kazakhstan region increased to 3,200 and specialists are puzzled over how it could happen.
An estimated total number of 50,000 saigas survive today in Kalmykia, three areas of Kazakhstan and in two isolated areas of Mongolia.
Earlier Saigas were handicapped by the AK-style tilt-in magazine installation, but with the IZSL-433A model imported by Legion Arms, loading is more AR-like, with the magazine fitting straight up into the magazine well.
The action resembles other Saigas, but in miniature.
Police department of Akmola region has launched a criminal probe as 73 corpses of saigas found, the police said.
According to our experts, the number of saigas in Kazakhstan may reach half a million in next 5-10 years.
The officers of environmental police in Karaganda region have arrested a poacher with a carcass of saiga, the press service of the regional Department of Internal Affairs said.
14 saiga corpses were found in the desert of Akmola region, the authorities said June 25.