Photo Credit: Ziv Vidan / Nature and Parks AuthorityThe Arabian oryx, a.k.a. Sahara Ram herd in the Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve this morning welcomed a newborn calf who—as newborn calves are known to do—was following Mom most of the day, except when it was taking naps in the shade of a tree. AdvertisementThe Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve is famous for its efforts to breed endangered and locally extinct animals that are mentioned in the Bible, for reintroduction to the Negev desert. The Asian wild ass has already been reintroduced in the Makhtesh Ramon area of the wild. the Sahara Ram is a species of oryx that was once widespread across North Africa.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 10, 2021 13:07 UTC