It lives in steppes and semi-deserts of central Asia around Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
Saiga antelopes have a distinctive large, bulbous nose
The coat is composed of a wooly underlayer and a course set of bristly hairs which protect the saiga antelope from the elements. Its coat is a light buff colour, which becomes thicker and white in the winter.
The saiga stands 61–81 cm (24–32 in) at the shoulder, and weighs 26–69 kg (57–152 lbs)
Only males possess horns. These horns, thick and slightly translucent, are wax-coloured and show 12 to 20 pronounced rings.
The saiga can migrate over distances of up to 1,000 kilometres between summer and winter
It feeds on various grasses, onions, shrubs, and other desert plants.
The saiga antelope is active mostly during the day, although it may rest at midday