Meet Felipe, a Baby Scimitar-Horned Oryx Calf at the Staten Island Zoo

Felipe, a baby Scimitar-Horned Oryx calf born at the Staten Island Zoo. The animals have been extinct in the wild for some 30 years; they were hunted for their large horns, meat and hides.
Felipe, a baby Scimitar-Horned Oryx calf born at the Staten Island Zoo. The animals have been extinct in the wild for some 30 years; they were hunted for their large horns, meat and hides.

The Scimitar-Horned Oryx is a species of North African antelope that has been extinct in the wild for over a decades due to hunting and poaching for their horns.

Only about 6,000 oryxes live in captivity, and now there is one more. Meet Felipe, a baby scimitar-horned oryx who was recently born at the Staten Island Zoo.

You can visit Felipe during normal zoo hours at the Sahara Habitat.

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