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#2303 Scimitar-horned Oryx - Artis Royal Zoo Amsterdam (Holland)

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Young Scimitar-horned Oryx at the Artis Royal Zoo (also known as Natura Artis Magistra), Amsterdam (Holland)

The Scimitar Oryx or Scimitar-horned (also known as the Sahara Oryx) is a species of Oryx now extinct in the wild.
It formerly inhabited all of North Africa. It has a long taxonomic history since its discovery in 1816 by Lorenz Oken, who named it the Oryx Algazel. The coat is white with a red-brown chest and black markings on the forehead and down the length of the nose. The calves are born
with a yellow coat, and the distinguishing marks are initially absent. The coats change to adult colouration at 3–12 months old.

Matthijs van Wageningen
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