A dry plateau roughly 500 square miles in size located in southwest Africa.
Nile Lechwe (Kobus megaceros)
Nile lechwe are one of the most aquatic of antelopes. Although they are relatively slow on land, no other antelope can run as fast through water or are as efficient in mud. Males are much darker than the females and have long horns which curve back over their shoulders. Their long hooves splay widely and are adapted for living in swampy terrain.
Ostrich (Struthio camelus)
These easily recognizable creatures are the world’s largest birds. Because their wing muscles are not strong enough to support their weight, ostriches cannot fly. Adult males, which can weigh as much as 350 lbs. and can grow to eight feet tall, are distinguished by their black feathers. Females and immature male ostriches have dull gray feathers.
Scimitar-Horned Oryx (Oryx dammah)
Range: Extinct in the wild, former range arid northern Africa. This large antelope is extinct in the wild and the last wild animals are thought to have been around 1990 in Chad. Their final decline is a result of poaching, drought and civil war in Chad. There are currently efforts and plans to ultimately reintroduce this species to suitable, secure, protected areas in former range states using the current world captive herd as host. LCS is currently involved in a study examining and quantifying genetic diversity in large captive herds to help with future conservation breeding!