Origin: Africa, Asia, Arabian Penisula
Scientific Name: Oryx Gazella
The oryx was extinct in the wild by the early 1970s but was saved in zoos and private preserves, and starting in 1980 began to be reintroduced to the wild.
In 1986, the oryx was classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List, and in 2011, it was the first animal to revert to vulnerable status after previously being listed as extinct in the wild.
Also known as the Sabre Antelope
They are ruminants which means they swallow their food whole, regurgitate what is called “cud” and then chew and swallow again.
Some believe the Unicorn legend stems from the Oryx