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In pics: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary

The Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290km south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, stretches over an estimated area of 8,900sqm and currently hosts nearly 155 of the species, which were reintroduced into its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by the UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction.

In pics: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
An Arabian Oryx walks past sand gazelles at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, on April 10, 2015. The sanctuary stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 of the species, which were reintroduced into its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
Arabian Oryx walk at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, on April 10, 2015. The sanctuary stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 of the species, which were reintroduced into its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
Arabian Oryx run at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, on April 10, 2015. The sanctuary stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 of the species, which were reintroduced into its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
Arabian Oryx walk at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, on April 10, 2015. The sanctuary stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 of the species, which were reintroduced into its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
Sand gazelles run at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, on April 10, 2015. The sanctuary which is reserve for many different animals stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 Arabian Oryx, which were reintroduced into its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
Sand gazelles stand at the top of sand dune at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, on April 10, 2015. The sanctuary which is reserve for many different animals stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 Arabian Oryx, which were reintroduced into the its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
Arabian Oryx walk at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, on April 10, 2015. The sanctuary stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 of the species, which were reintroduced into its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction. (AFP/Getty Images)