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Scimitar Horned Oryx

Scimitar Horned Oryx is also known as the Sahara Oryx. The Scimitar inhabit semi-desert and deserts and can live in extreme heat. The Scimitar was once widespread across N. Africa. It’s demise started with climate change and it was also hunted extensively for it’s horns. Today, it is bred in captivity in reserves in Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, and in private ranches in the Texas Hill Country. In 2016 they were reintroduced to Chad and a small herd was formed. Both sexes have horns with the female horns being more slender. The horns curve backwards over the Scimitar’s back. The Scimitar is known as a straight-horned antelope with a white and reddish brown chest and black markings on the forehead and down the nose. The white coat helps reflect the suns rays, and the black marks protect against sunburn.

Key Facts



Gestation Period:
8-9 months

Number of Young:

Maximum Age:
20 years

Male & Female

Year Round

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