[Oryx leucoryx]
Habitat: Sandy and stoney desert
Height: 39" to shoulder
Weight:
300 lbs
Max Lifespan: 20 years
Gestation Period: 8 1/2 months
Number of Young: 1
Horns:
Males & Female
Conservation Status: Vulnerable

Arabian Oryx map

 

- The legend of the unicorn may have started with the Arabian oryx. When you look at them from the side, their two horns look like one.
- Their horns can reach 22 to 58 inches in length.
- Can smell rain from far away. When the wind brings the scent of rain, the head female oryx leads her herd in search of the fresh grasses that will have sprouted because of the rainfall.

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