Animal Weight

How much does a Saola weight?

It is hard to guess what a Saola weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) on average weights 97.84 kg (215.7 lbs).

The Saola is from the family Bovidae (genus: Pseudoryx). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.75 meter (5′ 9″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Saola is 97.84 kg (215.7 lbs)

The saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), also called siola, Vu Quang ox, spindlehorn, Asian unicorn, or, infrequently, the Vu Quang bovid, is one of the world’s rarest large mammals, a forest-dwelling bovine found only in the Annamite Range of Vietnam and Laos. Related to cattle, goats, and antelopes, the species was described following a discovery of remains in 1992 in Vũ Quang Nature Reserve by a joint survey of the Vietnamese Ministry of Forestry and the World Wide Fund for Nature. Saolas have since been kept in captivity multiple times, although only for short periods. A living saola in the wild was first photographed in 1999 by a camera trap set by WWF and the Vietnamese government’s Forest Protection Department (SFNC).

Animals of the same family as a Saola

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

  • East African oryx bringing 200.58 kilos (442.2 lbs) to the scale
  • Hirola bringing 78.6 kilos (173.28 lbs) to the scale
  • Peters’s duiker bringing 18.94 kilos (41.76 lbs) to the scale
  • Dibatag bringing 28.05 kilos (61.84 lbs) to the scale
  • Anoa bringing 180.86 kilos (398.73 lbs) to the scale
  • Red forest duiker bringing 12.36 kilos (27.25 lbs) to the scale
  • Arabian gazelle bringing 18.06 kilos (39.82 lbs) to the scale
  • American bison bringing 622.29 kilos (1371.91 lbs) to the scale
  • Bharal bringing 52.16 kilos (114.99 lbs) to the scale
  • Impala bringing 52.45 kilos (115.63 lbs) to the scale

Animals with the same weight as a Saola

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pseudoryx nghetinhensis:

Animals with the same size as a Saola

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Saola: