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

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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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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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