Schleich® 14759 Oryx Toy Figure, For Ages 3+
Schleich® Oryx Toy Figure is an unparalleled attention to realistic scale and detailing. A true reflection of nature on a smaller scale. Made of high quality vinyl plastic and hand painted. Oryx antelopes live in extremely dry, hot deserts. They have slender horns, which are almost half as long as their bodies, and have a striking black and white "face mask".
- Unparalleled attention to realistic scale and detailing
- A true reflection of nature on a smaller scale
- Made of high quality vinyl plastic
- Hand painted
- For ages 3 and up
- Dimensions: 4.3"(W) x 1.9"(D) x 4.5"(H).
The horns of oryx antelopes are 120-150 centimetres long. This is where they get their name, because "oryx" is Greek and basically means "pointed tool". Lions, leopards, and hyenas no doubt have to learn the hard way that these antelopes can also use them very well to defend themselves. Its habitat in the desert can reach temperatures of well over 40 degrees Celsius. However the oryx antelope knows a trick against the heat. It raises its own body temperature until it is higher than that of its environment. This way it can give off heat and absorb "cooler" air.
- Scientific name: Oryx gazella
- Global home: Africa
- Conservation status: Least concern
- Primary habitat: Desert
- Oryx antelopes live in the desert and can withstand extremely high temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius.