Animal Age

How old does a Arabian oryx get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Arabian oryx reaches?

An adult Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) usually gets as old as 20 years.

Arabian oryxs are around 239 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 12.07 kg (26.61 lbs) and measure 2.37 meter (7′ 10″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Oryx), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.62 meter (5′ 4″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Arabian oryx gets as old as 20 years

The Arabian oryx or white oryx (Oryx leucoryx) is a medium-sized antelope with a distinct shoulder bump, long, straight horns, and a tufted tail. It is a bovid, and the smallest member of the genus Oryx, native to desert and steppe areas of the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild by the early 1970s, but was saved in zoos and private preserves, and was reintroduced into the wild starting in 1980.In 1986, the Arabian oryx was classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List, and in 2011, it was the first animal to revert to vulnerable status after previously being listed as extinct in the wild. It is listed in CITES Appendix I. In 2011, populations were estimated at over 1,000 individuals in the wild, and 6,000–7,000 individuals in captivity worldwide.A Qatari oryx named “Orry” was chosen as the official games mascot for the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, and is shown on tailfins of planes belonging to Middle Eastern airline Qatar Airways. It is the national animal of Oman.

Animals of the same family as a Arabian oryx

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Bovidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Arabian oryx

With an average age of 20 years, Arabian oryx are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Arabian oryx

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Arabian oryx

A fully grown Arabian oryx reaches around 75.43 kg (166.28 lbs). So do these animals: