Scimitar oryx facts for kids
|Adult in the Taronga Zoo|
|Calf in the San Diego Zoo|
The Scimitar oryx or Scimitar horned oryx (oryx dammah) is a species of oryx that is extinct in the wild. We can see them in zoos, wildlife parks and reserves. They used to live all over north Africa. A baby scimitar oryx is called a calf. Both male and female scimitar horned oryx have long curved horns. They are herbivores and are diurnal. They are the only species of oryx that does not have black markings. A male scimitar horned oryx is called a bull.
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