A traditional Saiga Day was held in Uzbekistan in early May.
This spring celebration gathered together a lot of people caring for the fate of the steppe antelope from Nukus city and remote villages of Karalpakstan in Uzbekistan.
This year’s festival has acquired a truly national scope. The celebration gathered an audience of all ages: kids from kindergarden, students, their parents, representatives of key governmental agencies, businesses and respected village elders.
Attendees took part in traditional pays, sports competitions, poetry readings, they even built a saiga garden, and inspired by the mural which wildlife artist Rory McCann had painted them, created their own mural outside.