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Arabian Oryx is a mammalian Friend who has appeared in the Kemono Friends anime as well as the original mobile game.
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, with a skirt of roughly the same color. Brown handless gloves with white, buttoned cuffs cover her hands.
She has thighhigh socks that are intially white and fade into brown approaching the knees. She has white and black boots with a white ribbon and wields a double edged spear-like weapon, whose ends resemble an oryx's horns. The shaft of the spear itself is black. Her tail and ears resemble those of the Arabian oryx, similar to other Friends who also exhibit these features.
In Real Life
The Arabian Oryx or White Oryx is a bovid, native in the Arabian Peninsula, north of Kuwait and Iraq. An Arabian Oryx stands about 1 m high at the shoulder and weighs about 70 kg.
Its coat is an almost luminous white, the undersides and legs are brown, and black stripes occur where the head meet the neck, on the forehead, on the nose, and going from the horn down across the eye to the mouth. Their straight, long and slightly curved, ringed horns which are 50 to 75 cm long.
Arabian Oryx prefer to range in gravel desserts or hard sand, where their speed and endurance will protect them from most predators. They used to be found in the hard sand areas of the flats between the softer dunes and ridger.
Arabian Oryx's diet consist mainly of grasses, but they eat a large variety of vegetation, including buds, herbs, fruit, tubers, and roots. Herds of Arabian Oryx follow infrequent rains to eat new plants that grow afterwards. They are able to detect rainfall from a distance and follow in the direction of fresh plant growth. The number of individuals in herd can vary greatly, can be up to 100 individual have been reported, but the average is 10 or fewer individuals. When the Oryx is not wandering its habitat or eating, it digs shallow depressions in soft ground under shrubs or trees for resting.
The Average lifespan of an Arabian Oryx is over 20 years.
- In 1986, the Arabian Oryx is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List, and in 2011, it was the first animal to revert to vulnerable status after previously being listed as extinct in the wild. The last wild Arabian Oryx was shot in 1972. Since that time, intense conservation and re-introduction efforts have increased the species's wild population to 1,000 individuals.