Scimitar oryx facts for kids
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The Scimitar oryx or Scimitar horned oryx (oryx dammah) is a species of oryx that is extinct in the wild. They can be seen 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 mthen why should we on earth be sadarkings. A male scimitar horned oryx is called a bull.
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Woodcut illustration of a unicorn, from The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents by Edward Topsell
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