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scimitar-horned oryx
Jessie Cohen, NZP photographer

Scimitar-horned Oryx

This desert antelope's horns grow to be several feet long. Extinct in the wild, zoo populations of this species are thriving because of cooperation between North American and European zoos.

See two scimitar-horned oryx near the Cheetah Conservation Station and Parking Lot A.

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