Monday, October 3, 2011


The antelope made famous in Arabian poetry and its associations with the unicorn legend had been hunted to near extinction. But over the past three decades, it has staged a remarkable comeback through a program that got its start in the Arizona desert and has flourished under the efforts of several Arabian Gulf countries.

Today, the Arabian oryx can once again be seen in settings reminiscent of the bible, grazing and cavorting in the deserts of the Middle East, showing off the thin, graceful horns that underlie the unicorn legend. Seen from a certain angle, the two horns can resemble just one, and often their fragility leads to break off, and indeed, just one. More here,
Huffington Post

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