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Oryx, Arabian

Scientific Name: Oryx leucoryx

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: Oman, Duru and Wahiba. Formerly all over the Arabian Peninsula. Reintroduced from USA in 1980 into Oman, Jidda Valley, Jordan and Iraq.

Habitat: Dry semi-desert and desert.

Description: Oryx antelope weighing up to 80 kg and measuring up to 1,05 m over the shoulder. General colour white with light brown legs and brown markings on the face. The antlers are long, narrow and point almost straight upwards.

Hunting method: Stalking with horses. Today the animal is protected by law.

Hunting available in: Protected by law in original area of distribution. (Maybe in Texas, USA).

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