New arrival makes debut
Antelope classed as ‘Extinct in the Wild’ born at Chester Zoo
A three day old Scimitar-horned Oryx is looked over by zoo keepers at Chester Zoo.
The antelope, a male, was micro-chipped and fitted with an ear tag.
This is the second baby this year for the group at Chester Zoo. A typical gestation period is approximately eight months and the horns can grow up to 150cm in length.
Scimitar-horned Oryx, which is classed as Extinct in The Wild, was originally found in Saharan fringe, Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal.