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Arabian Oryx at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Arabian Oryx

Oryx leucoryx

Family

Bovidae, the cow and gazelle family

Conservation Status

Vulnerable, IUCN

Distribution

The Arabian and Sinai Peninsulas, parts of Jordan, Syria and Iraq.

Habitat

Stony or sandy deserts.

Factoid

They are often called the “unicorn of the desert”, because, when you look at them from the side, they appear to have only one horn.

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