Kuwait

Arabian oryx formerly occurred in the deserts of western Kuwait but have long been extinct there. JalAz-Zor National Park (330km2) was established in 1990 and is fenced to limit incursions by poachers and livestock. The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KSIR) has proposed the reintroduction of Arabian Oryx to JalAz-ZorNational Park. This initiative is still at planning. Several captive oryx breeding herds are maintained in the country. A captive oryx from Kuwait contributed to the founding group of the World Herd in 1963.

Fact File

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx:
17
Number of males:
6
Number of females:
11
Number of unknown:
NA

Kuwait Zoo

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Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 9

Number of males: 4

Number of females: 5

Number of unknown: 0

Recent development: NA

Private Collections

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Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2013

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 8

Number of males: 2

Number of females: 6

Number of unknown: 0

Recent development: NA