Though essentially extinct in the wild since the late 1960s, the Arabian Oryx can be seen with some luck at a few reintroduction sites. We found this elegant animal at one such site just outside of Dubai. Some have suggested that this is the animal from which the legend of the unicorn arose, and if you see one in perfect profile it's understandable how that legend might have evolved.
[Photo © guide George Armistead]
From Oman & the UAE 2010