Scimitar-horned Oryx, Scimitar Oryx or simply The Scimitar is an
antelope (Oryx dammah) native to Northern Africa.
According to the IUCN,
this species has gone competely extinct in the wild.
Extinct is perhaps a misnomer as there are thousands of these
animals that are bred in captivity on game ranches in Texas.
Recently, the Federal
Government has passed legislation prohibiting the recreational
hunting of this species without special permits.
While certain groups
contend that these new rules spell complete extinction for
this species, La Coma Ranch, Inc., a private wildlife and exotic hunting reserve in South Texas, applied for and recently received the
Federal Permits allowing the legal hunting/culling of The Scimitar.
for hunting opportunities...