East African oryx is an antelope that is found in East Africa. They live in herds of 5 to 40 individuals in steppes, savannas, and semi-deserts. Although, some older males are solitary. Oryx are diurnal animals and are most active at dawn and desk.
The main threats to their population are hunting for their meat and hides and habitat destruction by encroachment from increasing human settlements. Moreover, competition from the local livestock also poses another severe risk to their survival. According to the IUCN, they are endangered animals, and the total number of East African oryx is between 11,000 and 13,000, rapidly decreasing.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No