Oryx is one of four large antelope species of the genus Oryx, native to arid parts of Africa. Their pelage is pale with contrasing dark markings in the face and on the legs, and their long horns are almost straight. Small populations of several oryx species, such as the Scimitar Oryx, exist in Texas and New Mexico (USA) in wild game ranches. Within the state of New Mexico, oryxes are classified as "big game" and can be harvested with the proper license. The horns make the animals a prized game trophy and could be a treasured memento of your African safari oryx hunt.