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The scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), so named for its magnificent curved horns, is now thought to be Extinct in the Wild, hunted to the brink of extinction for its meat and exceptionally robust hide. The stocky body is a pale colour, with brown markings on the face and a reddish-brown neck and chest area. The large, spread hooves allow these antelope to walk on the sand of their dry habitat.

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