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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.]


(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]


(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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Annual disease monitoring in saiga antelopes had been established after die-offs occurred in western Kazakhstan in 2010, and an international multidisciplinary research team was on the ground at the time of the die-off, performing routine surveillance (3,4).
In a press release seen by Sudan Tribune Sunday, Saiga said: "an American wheat shipment of 51,000 metric tonnes for Saiga coming from Houston, Texas will arrive in Port Sudan on Monday".
In real dire straights--at 'critical' status according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)--are those swimming three-toed sloths, the strange-nosed saiga antelope, and the hawksbill sea turtle.
In addition, protein hydrolysates from animal by-products have been found to exhibit antioxidant activity and improved functional properties (Saiga et al., 2003; Siriangkanakun and Yongsawatdigul, 2012).
(16) One commentator raised the issue in the context of the M/V Saiga (No.
United Nations Development Programme - UNDP: "On World Environment Day, check out our photo blog about saving the Saiga, a rare antelope found only in Russia and Kazakhstan.
and without issuing any signal or warning, fired shots at the Saiga.
As such the Vepr features a reinforced and structurally stronger receiver than Izhmash's competing Saiga sporting rifle.
He was arrested last November after police found weapons including a Heckler and Koch G3A3 rifle, an AK47 assault rifle, a Saiga semi-automatic rifle, two Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine guns, 9,231 bullets, 21 empty weapons cartridges and the chemicals sulphur and phosphorus.
The number of saiga died of pasteurellosis is exceeding 120,000 in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan said Wednesday.
Matt Atana prevailed over Cagayan Valley's Lord Hanz Floyd Saiga, who posted 10.41m, and Calabarzon's Jerick Mendoza (10.29m).
Under the brand name of Izhmash, the US receives mainly sporting rifles, hunting rifles and shotguns, including perfectly familiar to the domestic gunner, 'Saiga'.