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Scimitar Horned Oryx

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Colleen Taylor

on 22 May 2015

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Scimitar Horned Oryx
By: Colleen Taylor

The animal I researched for our
Wilds Project is the scimitar-horned oryx. It is a very interesting animal.
I hope you enjoy learning about this oryx as much as I did.
Food Chain
Status of the
North Africa
In the countries of Egypt, Senegal and Chad.
The habitat of the scimitar horned oryx is arid plains and deserts, and to a lesser extent, rocky hillsides and thick brush.
The original ecosystem of the scimitar horned oryx is North Africa.
The scimitar horned oryx is extinct in the wild. But there are thousands of oryxs in zoos worldwide.
Thank you for listening to my report about the scimitar horned oryx. I hope you enjoyed learning about this awesome animal as I did. Thanks.
The scimitar-horned
oryx lived in areas like those
seen here.
Because of overhunting, the last oryx in the wild was seen in the late 1980's. Captive bred oryx have been successfully reintroduced in Tunisia.
Grass and shrubs
Scimitar-horned oryx
Lions and cheetahs
Tan and white oryx
Horns that sweep back gracefully
Eating grass and shrubs
Indangered animal
Gazing in the pastures.
Scimitar-horned oryx stand
up to 1.4 meters (4.6) tall from
shoulder to foot.
This oryx can deal with water
shortage by raising it's body
temperature to up to 116 degrees
to avoid sweating.
This oryx gets its name from the scimitar sword with a curved blade similar to the curved oryx horns.
Their horns are made of
bone and if an oryx loses a
horn it will not grow back.
Many believe that
one horned oryx lead
to the myth of unicorns.
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