Meet the Scimitar Horned Oryx
The Scimitar Horned Oryx is an elegant and graceful antelope. They are extremely well-adapted for living in the desert, being able to tolerate an internal body temperature of 166 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows them to conserve water and thrive in their typical desert habitat.
About the Scimitar Horned Oryx
The Scimitar Horned Oryx are mostly white with reddish brown necks and marks on the face, as well as a long, dark, tufted tail. Their white coat helps to reflect the heat of the desert. Their black skin and tip of their tongue helps to protect against sunburn, and their dense eyelashes and strong eyelids help to protect against windblown sand. Both the male and female Scimitar Horned Oryx have long, ridged, sharp-tipped horns that can grow to be several feet long.
|Height||Up to 4'7" (at the shoulder)|
|Weight||220 to 460 pounds|
|Diet||Grasses, herbs, juicy roots, buds|
|Gestation Period||8 to 8.5 months|
|Life Span||Up to 20 years|
|Threats||Excessive poaching, habitat loss, humans|
they are extinct in the wild
Though the Scimitar Horned Oryx are currently extinct in the wild, conservation scientists are working on reintroduction programs in Tunisia, Chad, and Niger.
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