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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
Description The Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, is the smallest of all Oryx species.
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.
Genus Oryx comprises five evolutionary isolates, of which one, Oryx leucoryx, is adapted to deserts, three, Oryx dammah, Oryx gazella beisa, Oryx gazella gazella, to subdesert or semidesert habitats, the last, Oryx gazella callotis, to somewhat more productive savannas (Wacher, 1988).
In Saudi Arabia, the restoration of the Arabian oryx is a core programme of the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD).
The Arabian oryx is one of the largest mammals of the Arabian desert.
The Arabian oryx is probably found in herds of 2-20 individuals.
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)
(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)
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