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‘Extinct-in-the-wild’ scimitar-horned oryx born at Marwell Zoo

One of the most threatened antelopes in the world, the scimitar-horned oryx, has been born at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire.

The female calf named Belle by keepers was born on 27 October and brings the total count to three calves born at Marwell in 2019 alone.

The once abundant scimitar-horned oryx was assessed as ‘extinct in the wild’ in 2000.