oryx

[ UK /ˈɒɹɪks/ ]
[ US /ˈɔɹɪks/ ]
NOUN
  1. large African antelope with long straight nearly upright horns
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How To Use oryx In A Sentence

  • On the grasslands are eland, lesser kudu Tragelaphus imberbis, roan antelope Hippotragus equines, oribi Oreibia oreibi, Grant's gazelle Gazella granti, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus, steenbock Raphicerus campestris, topi and oryx Oryx gazella, also buffalo Syncerus caffer. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • The endangered Arabian oryx has been reintroduced to the fenced park here, and a team of rangers takes guests on dawn nature walks, horse-riding safaris and sunset camel rides.
  • Large populations of several antelopes are present and include an estimated population of 1,500-2,000 of the endemic grey rhebok Pelea capreolus, 1,000 reedbuck Redunca arundinum, and approximately 2,000 eland Taurotragus oryx; also bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, blue duiker Cephalophus monticola, klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus and oribi Ourebia ourebi. UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa
  • In a recent study, a high percentage of the African oryx in New Mexico -- which were first introduced to the White Sands Missile Range in the late 1960s -- tested positive for exposure to a new form of malignant catarrhal fever (MCF). Are New Mexico's Imported Oryx a Threat to Mule Deer?
  • They watched out for lions, cheetahs and a particular favourite, the oryx, the African antelope with its wonderful horns.
  • The Sultan of Oman, for instance, has worked with the World Wildlife Fund to successfully reintroduce the native oryx (an antelope that had disappeared from the wild in the 1970s).
  • He collected numerous heads from his hunting days, including one of each: blackbuck, scimitar horned oryx, elk, fallow, pronghorn, boar, etc. Our Father enjoyed hunting big-game for several years, and read various hunting magazines. Sadly, he passed away in Nov 2008.
  • The vast herds of large mammals, such as eland (Taurotragus oryx) and sable (Hippotragus niger), that once roamed the foothills of this ecoregion are long gone. South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic
  • Oryx is a Dallas-based oil and gas exploration and production concern.
  • On the grasslands are eland, lesser kudu Tragelaphus imberbis, roan antelope Hippotragus equines, oribi Oreibia oreibi, Grant's gazelle Gazella granti, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus, steenbock Raphicerus campestris, topi and oryx Oryx gazella, also buffalo Syncerus caffer. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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