Arabian Oryx

Names: Arabian Oryx

The arabian oryx live in the plains and deserts of the Arabian Peninsula.  It is a type of antelope.

They weigh around 120 - 150 pounds.  Males are larger than females.

They eat grasses and plants.

  • Baby arabian oryx can walk within an hour after being born.
  • They were hunted as trophies and by 1972 disappeared from the wild.  In 1982 arabian oryx bred in captivity were reintroduced into the wild.  Reintroduction continues today with the goal of restoring the arabian oryx back in the wild.