Lucky to see an Arabian Oryx
view image
Arabian Oryx
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Close encounters with bigger animals are always exciting. Even more so if they happen surprisingly like when suddenly this Oryx was standing in front of me in the desert (United Arab Emirates).

Afterwards I learned that the Arabian Oryx is one of four species (the others are native to Africa) and only was saved from extinction through a captive breeding program. In 2011, the IUCN upgraded its status: The Arabian Oryx was the first species to have come back from “extinct in the wild” to “vulnerable” status. Great! Otherwise I might not have had the pleasure to meet an Oryx in person and maybe only the name of UAEs capital Abu Dhabi would have reminded of this great animal.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponShare on Reddit

3 Responses to "Lucky to see an Arabian Oryx"

  1. 12/10/2011

    Hello this is amazing site! really cool and it will be a new inspirations for me

  2. 19/04/2013

    Hi to every , because I am really eager of reading this
    website’s post to be updated on a regular basis. It carries nice material.

  3. 25/04/2013

    Good web site you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find quality writing like yours these days.
    I truly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

Drop a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *