the scimitar oryx

The Scimitar Oryx

They live in herds of 20 or so individuals. Their long, delicate horns, arching backwards, are very distinctive. They weigh 150-200kg. The gestation period is about 9 months.

Classe 
mammalia
Famille 
bovidae
Ordre 
artiodactyla
Statut 
they are over-hunted and compete for food with nomadic herds. The last scimitar oryx living in the wild died out 30 years ago
Longévité 
20 years
They are being introduced back into the wild by zoos in Tunisia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Israel.