Saiga antelope captive husbandry project

Marc Enderby


"On the 11th May 2016 I embarked on a journey to Russia and Kazakhstan. The aim was to travel to as many Saiga Antelope (Saiga tatarica) “captive breeding centres” or "breeding centres" as possible in the space of two weeks. Because of the distance to each of the captive breeding centres the total number visited was three, including a visit to a provincial nature reserve in the Astrakhan Oblast to observe wild saigas. The goal of my trip was to collect as much information as possible on the husbandry of Saiga and collate that information into a usable husbandry guide for all captive Saiga keepers. This is an ongoing project and it is my hope to visit more captive breeding centres and revisit previous captive breeding centres in order to obtain more data."