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Scimitar-Horned Oryx

Scimitar-Horned Oryx

Oryx dammah
 
Status: Endangered (USFWS), SSP
Range: Formerly North Africa
This specieshas been extinct in the wild since the mid-1970's. In 2007, an oryx born at the Wilds was part of a group sent to Tunisia for a reintroduction project. This species is well suited for its desert habitat, conserving water by not sweating until it reaches 115° F and limiting water loss through specialized kidneys.