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The Arabian Oryx is considered threatened at international and national levels. It is the most highly specialized of the Oryx for living in true desert extremes. Its light color reflects the desert sunlight and in winter season Its coat and black legs absorb more of the sun heat. It is the smallest species of the Oryx genus (Oryx dammah, Oryx gazella and Oryx leucoyx). The height is about 90 cm the shoulder, the weight is 65-70 kg. The horns are slender, pointed and have a slight curve rearward. Arabian Oryxes grow up to 75 cm. Most of the body is either creamy or bright white in color, which contrasts with dark markings on the head, legs and tail.