Updates from Professionals

  • Litcaf - Remilekun Falade

    Remilekun Falade 2 months ago

    Hello everyone. We are on to LitCaf. The very big one.

  • Litcaf - Adedamola Abraham

    Adedamola Abraham 2 months ago

    Kids should not be encouraged to dump the sciences for anything. That is not hoe to grow an economy.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 2 months ago

    What caption for this? Surely a great shot.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 3 months ago

    This is how we do it. Happiness at work..Come try LitCaf

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 4 months ago

    What we do at #LitCaf #Coworking

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 4 months ago

    Not all about tech. Our use base is diverse array of gentle men and ladies. #LitCaf is where you want to be. #Coworking #Yaba #Lagos

  • Litcaf - Tope

    Tope 5 months ago

    Lets do this together, Otondo friends.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 5 months ago

    Dictionary definition of freelancer. How well do you agree with that?

  • Litcaf - Lovey Dovey

    Lovey Dovey 5 months ago

    Hello Everyone. Happy to be here on LitCaf

  • Litcaf - Apoola

    Apoola 5 months ago

    Idealized Biafra. Nothing shameful about that.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 5 months ago

    Good morning everyone. Wake up with a newer determination to achieve your objective.

  • Litcaf - Tope Apoola

    Tope Apoola 5 months ago

    Still testing. One long test.

  • Litcaf - Apoola

    Apoola 5 months ago

    We got books to lend.

  • Litcaf -

    6 months ago

    Memory lane...Ken Saro Wiwa

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 6 months ago

    One innovation of ours.

  • Litcaf - Temitope Jeremiah

    Temitope Jeremiah 6 months ago

    May7ven was born in May 7. I thought that was obvious. However, that isn\'t what we are talking about now. Do you know that this website actually does not allow copy and paste because of its care about aesthetics?

  • Litcaf - Tope Apoola

    Tope Apoola 6 months ago

    Me..Me..Me

  • Litcaf - MI Apoola

    MI Apoola 7 months ago

    We research and present needed data to help with forecast, survey, and decision making. SND MiniMax Consultancy.

  • Litcaf - MI Apoola

    MI Apoola 7 months ago

    Hello everyone. I like to introduce SND MiniMax Consultancy. We are involved in data collection and human capacity building.

  • Litcaf -

    7 months ago

    Hello, LitCaf. Seems very exciting, what\'s coming down here. Meanwhile, making a shout-out to best gal, May7.

Scimitar-horned Oryx

Oryx dammah
Source: A-7 Outfitters

The Scimitar-horned Oryx, Oryx dammah, which formerly existed in northern Nigeria and indeed throughout the Sahel, is an antelope species of the Oryx genus, which has long and curved horn. A few physiological peculiarities such as its ability to delay perspiration till it reach a temperature of 46.5 °C or kidney ability to minimize urine production, enables it to stay ten months without water. The coat reflects the pale rays of the sun, while the black portions provide protection against sunburn. These characteristics, together with its well-developed hoofs, make it very well adapted to desert habitat. The Nigerian species, called Iwu in Yoruba, is an extreme example of this kind of adaptation. The horn, which is present in both sexes, is long and curved.

The Arabian oryx, which, when seen in profile, often appears to have only a single horn, is widely believed to be the source of the unicorn myth. The species of Oryx found in Nigeria too, has been argued to be the inspiration behind the unicorn legend, especially because of the local species’ long, slender horn that does not grow back and the impression this usually social animal might have made to the European mind when ostracized individuals are seen in the plains. Unicorns are believed in ancient civilizations to be capable of magical powers, generally aggressive towards humans but soft towards virgins.

The Scimitar-horned Oryx has an average body length of 160 cm, and shoulder height of 81- 102 cm. Weight ranges from 80 to 90 kg. It gives birth to a calf after a gestation period of 8.5 months. This young becomes sexually mature in approximate 639 days and may live for up to 27.5 years.