Scimitar horned oryx are shown in some Egyptian wall paintings, having been kept as domestic animals. A wild herd numbers between 10 and 60 animals. The oryx migrate across arid areas in search of grazing and can go without water for up to two months if its food contains enough moisture.
Where they live
What they eat
Short rough pasture, acacia pods, succulent fruits, tubers and bulbs
Extinct in the wild