Arabian Oryx

Arabian Oryx

FUN FACTS

  • The unicorn myth is believed to have originated from the single-horned Arabian Oryx.

  • In 1972, the Arabian Oryx was declared extinct in the wild.

  • It is estimated that there are 1,000 existing in the wild today.

  • They can go several weeks without water.

  • Their white coats reflect the harsh desert sun.

  • They will dig dirt beds for resting under shrubs.

  • Single territorial males are rare.