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Scimitar Oryx Antelope

Oryx dammah

Description:

Is the only oryx with clearly curved horns, ochre neck, and no dark markings on the legs. Scimitar Oryx were hunted for their horns, almost to extinction. Where once they occupied the whole Sahara, they are now considered to be extinct in the wild, with no confirmed sightings in the wild for over 15 years.

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2 Comments

Jimena
Jimena 9 years ago

It was on a zoo Peter. There are no sings of this antelopes in wild areas!
As I mention on the description "they are now considered to be extinct in the wild"
thanks!

peter
peter 9 years ago

If this was spotted at a nature reverse or zoo please indicate in your notes

Jimena
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Jimena

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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