ARABIAN ORYX At one time extinct in the wild, this desert antelope can once again be seen wandering the dry Arabian Peninsula. The Arabian oryx is an antelope that is highly specialised for its harsh desert environment
This baby Arabian Oryx will one day grow massive antlers like its parents. ~ The Arabian oryx at AWPR are being utilized by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) for their regional oryx conservation projects, with animals from AWPR being used for reintroduction in the UAE and Jordan. AWPR veterinarians work with EAD to support the management of reintroduced animals and have recently worked with herds in UAE, Jordan and Syria.
*ISRAEL~Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx)The Arabian Oryx (or White Oryx)actually went extinct out in the wild during the 1970s, but zoos+wildlife conservationists came to the rescue and were able to reintroduce the antelope back into the wild during the1980s. While it's no longer considered endangered,the Arabian Oryx's conservation status is still listed as vulnerable.Its elegant,long horns+white hue make it one of Israel's most beautiful creatures.
Arabian Oryx , the unicorn antelope is rebounded from extinction with the efforts of IUCN through their captive breeding program and now their population is almost grown back with almost 1000 individuals.