The Scimitar inhabit semi-desert and deserts and can live in extreme heat. The Scimitar was once widespread across North Africa. Today, it is bred in captivity in reserves in Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, and in private ranches in Texas. In 2016 they were reintroduced to Chad and a small herd was formed. Both sexes have horns with the female horns being more slender. The horns curve backwards over the Scimitar’s back. The Scimitar is known as a straight-horned antelope with a white and reddish brown chest and black markings on the forehead and down the nose. The white coat helps reflect the sun's rays, and the black marks protect against sunburn. Their weight ranges from 310-460 pounds.
Facts about the Scimitar Oryx
Males and Females