Compose a 1250 words assignment on the arabian oryx status. Needs to be plagiarism free! The Arabian Oryx is emergent as the smallest species of the Oryx in entirety. Its whole body is white and carries black markings on its face and below the knees. It is an antelope of medium size that weighs between 65 and 75 kg. The species resides in nomadic herds which follow rare rains and have the capacity to utilize fresh plant growth occurring after rainfall (IUCN n.d).
The Arabian Oryx primarily consumes grasses but also incorporates herbs, leaves, and ancillary vegetation to its diet. It can consume water whenever the resource is available, but if required the Arabian Oryx can go a number of days without water. The species is most prevalent in herds of between 2 and 20.
The species inhabits mainly rocky deserts, dunes, as well as other arid habitats like semi-deserts, steppes, and deserts. The description of the Oryx habitat is a flat plain of stone and gravels which fringes the Arabian Peninsula’s sand desert. The area is called’ the Jol’.
Reasons for the endangerment of the Arabian Oryx are ascribed to three key tenets: habitat loss, hunters, and their slow nature of breeding. The species was considered extinct from the Arabian Peninsula’s wild din 1972 and was reintroduced in 19782. As such, the species’ population having suffered extensive illegal poaching in a bid to sell its products to the black market collection is mainly left with males within its vastly depleted population (Taylor1993, pg. 47).
Another daunting issue is overgrazing areas and the severe conditions of drought that adversely impact their habitat and ultimate survival. Predators especially wolves are an additional danger to the species, and function to reduce its population in the wild substantively. A final threat is an agricultural development and the introduction of goats and sheep, which compete with the species for food (IUNC n.d).
Qatar considers the Arabian Oryx as the state’s mascot and symbol. The graceful white species is believed to carry a basis ascribed to the legend of the unicorn and ultimately featured prominently as the state’s insignia. . .