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An Extinct Species of Antelope, the Oryx, Returns to the Wild

They’ve already had their first wild offspring.

The scimitar-horned oryx, a species of antelope, has been extinct in the wild for years. But an international team of scientists is trying to change that by releasing a group of the creatures, previously living in zoos, back into their native habitat in Chad.

As we see in this video from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, these curvy-horned fellows seem excited to be back: Don’t miss the moments they’re released from boxes and go running into nature like racehorses galloping out of the gate. The animals are on their way to repopulating: There have already been two offspring born in the wild.