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Oryxes Antelopes (Oryx sp.)

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Head and body length excluding the tail 180-200 cm., Shoulder height males 120-125 cm. females 112 cm, tail 45-90 cm. weight males 200-275 kg females 180-210 kg.
Behavior; Family group: herds of about 10-40 animals, which consist of a dominant male, a few non dominant males and females. Main predators: Lion, Wild dog, Hyena. They can reach running speeds up to 60 kmph, females use their horns to defend themselves and their offpring from predators, while males primarely use their horns to defend their territory from others.
Distribution: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Credits to Sofhia VdM, Kalahari Game Lodge, and Ramsi Sras.
Information taken from the book BOVIDS of the Wolrd Antelopes, Gazelles, Cattle, Goats, Sheep, and Relatives (Jose R. Castello)
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Oryx leucoryx

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"Arabian Oryx || Dubai || UAE"

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Oryxes fighting
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Scimitar-horned oryx in Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve in Chad. This critically endangered anterior were already extinct in the wild but thanks to rewilding of captive bred specimens had been brought back from the brink.
Read more about the project here: Zayed's-intervention-brings-extinct-oryx-back-to-life



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Nice photo of an oryx starting to flee...

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Even though an animal that comes to mind when talking about the Arabian Peninsula or Middle East is the camel, particularly the single-humped dromedary or Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), given its agricultural, cultural, sporting and touristic significance, the national animal of the UAE isn't the camel, but the Arabian or white oryx (Oryx leucoryx), which has generally made a great recovery from being on the brink of extinction, especially in the UAE: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/duba...e-mistaken, http://www.arabnews.com/node/1433756/middle-east 



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One of the reccently reintroduced saharan oryx. In Chad or Niger but I am not sure.


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Thomas Vilayan: " Life in the desert! "


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Thomas Vijayan: " “PERSPECTIVE” "


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Jens Cullmann: " ‘Oryx, gemsbok, or both?’ I had some questions about the oryx when I posted a picture of a lion cub playing with a large horn. There are different types of oryx most of them belonging to the ‘antelope’ species. In Africa we mainly find the East African Oryx (Oryx beisa), and the South African Oryx (oryx gazelle) also known as ‘gemsbok’. They both have very long almost totally straight horns; the gemsbok is larger in size. I was lucky to capture a nice herd of gemsbok here just after the sunrise. . "


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" Oryx (gemsbok) on the dunes of Sossusvlei at sunrise. Namib Desert, Namibia © Inger Vandyke "


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