The largest of these islands, Kirui (chiru), lies on the east side of the lake close to the swamp.
Its nearest relative in India is the chiru, which has certain points of resemblance.
Dr. Murie notices the inflation of the post-maxilla in the saiga, and states that a similar extension is to be found in the chiru.
Although far from uncommon, chiru are very wary, and consequently difficult to approach.
The chiru, which belongs to the typical or antilopine section of antelopes, is probably allied to the saiga.