Fine art illustration of a Scimitar Oryx. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Scimitar Oryx was completed on 12.1.2015. I love these animals - in fact I love all ungulates. They're one of my favorite subjects to draw. I'd drawn two of the four extant species of oryx, so I thought I'd finish off the genera by drawing the remaining two. I'll be drawing the East African Oryx soon. The drawing is based on a photo by A.J. Haverkamp and was used with permission.
The Scimitar Oryx - also called the Sahara Oryx - is a species of oryx that was native to most of Northern Africa. Unfortunately, it has been completely extirpated in the wild and now only lives in zoos and on wildlife reserves. The scimitar oryx was a very sociable animal and traveled in herds of between two and forty individuals, generally, led by a dominant bull. This species once gathered in groups of several thousand for migration. Because of it's valuable horns, the species was hunted until it was extinct in the wild.