• Órix Cimitarra
  • maio 12th, 2014
  • SCIMITAR-HORNED ORYX
    (Oryx dammah)

Scimitar-horned Oryx are extinct in the wild and rely on ex situ breeding and reintroduction for the continued survival of the species. They thrive in zoos, and appear to adapt reasonably well when returned to their native habitat.
The species has successfully been bred in captivity and in 1985, five captive-bred pairs were reintroduced to Tunisia, and by 1989 the herd produced 4 wild-born calves.