An endangered Arabian Oryx, born this week, is on display at the
Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, Arizona.
The Arabian oryx has a special connection to Phoenix. It was here, some 40 years ago, that the remaining few Oryx were bred to keep them from going extinct. Thanks to the original efforts of the Phoenix Zoo, the San Diego Zoo and subsequently others including Wildlife World Zoo, there have been hundreds of Arabian Oryx born since then. It is one of the best examples of a conservation success story. Some Oryx have even been reintroduced into their native habitat in and around the Arabian Peninsula
As home to several additional varieties of desert and semi desert African antelope including the Scimitar Horned Oryx and the Addax, Wildlife World Zoo has made financial contributions to similar conservation efforts to restore these endangered species to their native habitats.