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  • n. Plural form of oryx.

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  • Before the 20th century the region was home to several different species of gazelle, wild asses, hartebeests, oryxes, ibexes, dorcas and onagers.

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  • That last name is particularly stupid given that all extant oryxes are African (or Afro-Arabian if you want to be more precise).

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  • The gazelles and oryxes roam freely, around the Omaha Conservation Reserve.

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  • Get There: The Rift Valley on Jordan's side of the Dead Sea is a contrast of sand, red rocks and canyons, with reserves protecting endangered Nubian ibexes, oryxes, and gazelles.

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  • He knows how to work with outdated packing material like the thinly curled wood shavings known as excelsior and how to carve commercial deer mounts into shapes for wild antelopes and oryxes.

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  • Israel had created a program to restore biblical species like oryxes, ostriches, and of course the iconic fallow deer.

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  • More oryxes are expected to be released in the Jordanian wild in the future.

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  • The animals were transferred to Amman in a military aircraft, in coordination with the UAE Armed Forces, while Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort prepared the oryxes for release, by administering medical check ups and the necessary vaccinations.

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  • "These species were nearly extinct but His Highness [Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum] introduced 200 of his gazelles and oryxes in 2003, and they have multiplied ever since," said Mathias.

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  • a herd of a dozen buffaloes, now twenty zebras and as many cameleopards might be seen scampering over the plain, followed by numerous steinboks or koodoos, graceful oryxes or hartbeests leaping and bounding away before them.

    In the Wilds of Africa

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