Arabian Oryx

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Arabian Oryx

Arabian OryxOriginal.jpg

Character Data
Japanese Name: アラビアオリックス
Romanised Name: Arabia Orikkusu
First Featured in: Kemono Friends (2015 Game)
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Oryx leucoryx
Distribution: Arabian Peninsula
Diet: Herbivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 20 years
Read More: Arabian oryx
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 VU.svg.png
Arabian Oryx Anime Festival Pavilion KF3 Nexon Game Gallery

Arabian Oryx is a mammalian Friend who has made appearances in the Kemono Friends anime as well as the original mobile game.

Appearance

Arabian Oryx has mostly white hair with several brown spots down the center and brown bangs on the sides. The underside of her ears are also brown. She has small, feather-like hairs on the topmost brown spot, representing horns. She wears a militaristic white shirt with a dull blue-gray striped tie. This shirt leads into a skirt of the same color. She also appears to wear brown handless gloves with white, buttoned cuffs.

She has thighhigh socks that are white initially but fade into brown near the knees. She has white and black boots with a white ribbon. She wields a double edged spear-like weapon, whose ends resemble an oryx's horns. The shaft of the spear itself is black. She bears a tail and ears resembling those of the Arabian oryx, in the style of other Friends who also exhibit these features from their respective original animals.

In Real Life

Arabian oryx in the desert

The Arabian oryx formerly occurred through most of the Arabian Peninsula, north to Kuwait and Iraq. They are able to detect rainfall from a great distance and move in the direction of fresh plant growth. Since rainfall is irregular they must travel over hundreds of square kilometers in no set pattern.

The Arabian oryx feed on diverse types of grasses and shrubs found in their arid habitat. They go to streams and water holes to drink. When free water is not available, they can obtain moisture from sources such as melons and succulent bulbs, which is sufficient for lengthy periods of time. The main cause of the extinction of the Arabian oryx in the wild was overhunting, both hunting by Bedouin for meat and hides as well as sport hunting by motorized parties. Poaching of re-introduced wild Arabian oryx has become a serious threat again.

References

http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Oryx_leucoryx/

http://www.animalinfo.org/species/artiperi/oryxleuc.htm