Dwayne Kent Singleton and His Role In Saving the Oryx

While the owner of a ranch Dwayne Kent Singleton raised Scimitar Horned Oryx, an animal that is now extinct in the wild.

Online PR News – 28-June-2014 – League City, Texas – Dwayne Kent Singleton is an oil and gas professional who had the opportunity of purchasing his own ranch. While owning his ranch Dwayne Kent Singleton decided to raise a whole host of animals including American Bison, Red Stag, Kangaroos, Zebras, Ibex, Peacocks, Sable Antelope, Aoudad Sheep, and Scimitar Horned Oryx. The Scimitar Horned Oryx is an animal that is no longer found in the wild, which makes Dwayne Kent Singleton a protector of this precious animal.

The Scimitar Horned Oryx was an abundant animal that populated the deserts of Northern Africa such as Egypt, Senegal, and Chad. That was until over-hunting, climate change, the encroachment of human settlements, and overgrazing by large herds of domestic cattle entirely wiped the Oryx out of their former habitat. Through the work of zoos and private collectors a sizable population of Scimitar Horned Oryx has been maintained scattered across the globe.

Dwayne Kent Singleton is one of these individuals. He has spent his whole life living in Texas, and the arid deserts he is familiar with are similar in nature to the African deserts in which the Oryx were once a mainstay. The ability of the Scimitar Horned Oryx to not only survive but to flourish in harsh heated environments is one of the reasons why Dwayne Kent Singleton became so fond of them.

A particularly adaptive feature that the Scimitar Horned Oryx possesses is the ability to heat their body temperatures to 116 degrees Fahrenheit, which allows them to retain more water through the reduction of sweating. This is a life-redeeming feature for an animal native to places where it is too dry for trees. Another quality that affords the Scimitar Horned Oryx the chance to cope with the desert is their ability to cover large distances each day. The Oryx is a relatively light animal that doesn't need to expend much energy in order to maintain a brisk pace. This quality gives the Oryx the capability of navigating large tracts of desert in order to find the water and vegetation necessary to live another day.

The work Dwayne Kent Singleton has done is vital to the survival of the Scimitar Horned Oryx, an opportunity he is extremely grateful for. For many people across the planet the loss of an animal species is a tragic event, as it bars future generations from enjoying our home to its fullest advantage. The loss of the Scimitar Horned Oryx would be especially tragically for many people since it was once as symbolic of the African deserts as sand itself. Looking back it would be a shame if humanity, not the desert sun or the miles of waterless plains, was the culprit behind the extinction of this beautiful species.

Dwayne Kent Singleton has high hopes that the efforts of himself and other concerned entities will be enough for the world to once again realize Scimitar Horned Oryx in their natural habitats. There are already reintroduction programs in place and the Oryx have proved to be remarkably resilient members of new environments. It will take the continued determination of humanity as a whole to see this dream realized, says Dwayne Kent Singleton.

About: Dwayne Kent Singleton played a major role in the survival of the Scimitar Horned Oryx, an animal that is now extinct in the wild.