Semitar-horned oryx once roamed freely in the Sahara and Sahel regions of North Africa.
According to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institue, reintroduction programs are currently underway to retun the oryx to Chad. Oryx are able to increase their internal body temperature to 116 degrees, this reduces their amount of sweat and conserves water.
Extinct in the Wild
Annual Cost of Care
The cost to care for this animal per year is $630.
Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!