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Fringe-eared Oryx

Fringe-Eared Oryx
South Africa

Fringe-eared Oryx


The fringe-eared oryx is a subspecies of East African oryx. It was originally described as a distinct species by Oldfield Thomas in 1892, but was subsequently re-evaluated as a subspecies by Richard Lydekker in 1912.

Fun Facts
  • Oryx can sense rainfall far away and travel up to 50 milesto feed on freshly sprouted vegetation.
  • If succulent grasses are available, the fringe-eared oryx can go for a month without water.
  • An oryx’s tail is always swishing, even when the animal is at rest.

Vulnerable: High risk of endangerment in the wild