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The saola inhabits the Annamite Range's moist forests and the Eastern Indochina dry and monsoon forests.
They have been spotted in steep river valleys at about 300 to 1800 m above sea level. These regions are distant
from human settlements, covered primarily inevergreen or mixed evergreen and deciduous woodlands. The
species seems to prefer edge zones of the forests. Saola stay in mountain forests during the wet seasons, when
water in streams and rivers is abundant, and move down to the lowlands in winter. They are shy and never enter
cultivated fields or come close to villages. To date, all known captive saola have died, leading to the belief that
this species cannot live in captivity.

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