Oryx Calfs Are Or-Dorable!
Unfortunately facing extinction in all of its forms, an “oryx” is actually any one of four species of antelope. Broken down into Arabian Oryx, Scimitar Oryx, East African Oryx, and Gemsbok (which are actually an invasive species in the South-western United States), this group is a very majestic antelope that can be found mostly in Africa. No matter if it’s a boy or a girl, an oryx will always develop and keep very sharp horns throughout its life. The sharpness of these horns and their ability to hold up in battle against predators as big as lion has led many to refer to the oryx as the “Sabre Antelope”, which might be the coolest name ever given to a hooven beast. A very durable and capable animal, the oryx is able to run with a pack mere moments after birth. Another great thing about oryx calfs, is that they’re very adorable! So not only is this animal able to protect itself and thrive when it’s just a baby, it’s also a cutey! Most species of oryx exist only in captivity, with large efforts underway to re-introduce them into the wild with stronger numbers and a protection order against big game hunters. Hopefully this all works out and we have many years of living in an oryx filled world ahead of us!