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Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Hippotraginae
Species : Oryx leucoryx
Which zoos have them?Saint Louis Zoological Park (United States)
The Arabian oryx, white oryx is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
CountriesEgypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen
Facts about the Arabian oryx
The Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx is believed to have once occupied most of the desert regions of the Arabian Peninsula, including some of the most arid areas in the heart of Arabia, lands which were unexplored for centuries, except by the local inhabitants who left no accounts of their travels.
The Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, is extinct in nature, but was restricted to a small portion of eastern Saudi Arabia.
We Can Achieve Spectacular Results The Arabian oryx is the symbol of The Phoenix Zoo, commemorating our pioneering efforts to save this species from extinction.
Measuring to the shoulder, the Arabian Oryx is about 3-4 feet (7. (Full text)
com); Arabian Oryx #2 (Huffman 2004) The Arabian oryx is a medium-sized antelope weighing 65 - 75 kg (140 - 170 lb). (Full text)
Description: Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) is one figurine in a series of figurines entitled Wildlife Preservation Trust Int'l Sculpture Collection by the Franklin Mint. (Full text)
Description The Arabian Oryx is a muscular and compact animal characterized by its white reflective pelage. (Full text)
Description The Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, is the smallest of all Oryx species. (Full text)
The Arabian oryx is probably found in herds of 2-20 individuals. (Full text)
(Deuteronomy 33:17)The Arabian white oryx (Oryx leucoryx) is a large white antelope, often confused with, or compared to, the mythical unicorn because of its impressive long, slim horns. (Full text)
The Arabian oryx is one of the largest mammals of the Arabian desert. (Full text)
Although Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) is extinct in the wild, there are efforts to reintroduce it to the region. (Full text)
Conservation Status The Arabian oryx is classified as endangered by the IUCN (1996). (Full text)
The Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) is one of the flagship species of the Saudi Arabian reintroduction policy. (Full text)More animals beginning with A