19 Jun '11, 12pm

Arabian 'Unicorn' Back from the Brink in Middle East Thanks to Captive Breeding Program Success: A pair of oryx

The news of the oryx's recovery was a rare bright spot in the International Union for Conservation of Nature 's recent report on threatened species. Captive breeding and reintroduction efforts have brought the wild population of the animal -- believed to have been extinguished in 1972 -- up to 1,000 individuals, allowing the IUCN to reclassify its status down from endangered to vulnerable. "It is the first time a species that was once classified as extinct in the wild has improved its fortunes to such an extent," The Guardian reported. At Home In The Desert Historically the animal ranged over most of the sandy deserts of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sinai Peninsula, Israel, Jordan and Iraq, according to the Phoenix Zoo , which helped with the recovery by starting the first captive-breeding herd of Arabian oryx in any zoo. A nomadic animal, the oryx it well-adapted to survive...

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