Oryx

joshhuntnmjoshhuntnm Las Cruces, NMLas Cruces, NMRegistered Users Posts: 1,865 Major grins

Saw this lovely beast while hiking near Las Cruces, NM yesterday. (For the back story, Google Oryx New Mexico)

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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAAdministrators Posts: 11,627 moderator

    Wow, this is seriously cool. I've seen them in the wild in Africa before and had no idea any could be seen in this country outside of a zoo. Terrific footage.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiRegistered Users Posts: 1,020 Major grins

    Gorgeous footy, thanks for sharing!

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,576 moderator
    edited February 23, 2021

    Wow, I've played in New Mexico, riding the back roads and hiking trails for decades, and like Kdog, I never knew Oryx were wild in southern New Mexico.

    Can you tell us anymore about the oryx near Dripping Springs? How many are there, are they solitary or occasionally in herds. Private land only or public lands? How hard to find?

    I am very curious. Great video too!!

    This High Country News article gives some background - not all New Mexicans are thrilled, but some definitely are.

    There are more oryx in New Mexico than in the Kalahari desert - 🙀 Who knew??!!

    https://www.hcn.org/issues/213/10797

    Pathfinder - www.pathfinder.smugmug.com

    Moderator of the Technique Forum and Finishing School on Dgrin
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