Habitat: Grassy plains, dry steppe, light woodlands and desert areas
Weight: Up to 450 lbs
Average Lifespan: 18 years
Gestation Period: 280-300 days
Number of Young: 1
Horns: Male & Female
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Is the largest member of the Oryx family of antelopes.
- Typically live in herds of 10 to 40 individuals.
- "Gemsbok" is the Afrikaans (South African Dutch) word for the animal meaning "chamois buck."
- Gemsbok are classified as "hiders", meaning the young are not seen present with the mother, but are hidden in the general vicinity, with the mother returning to nurse the calf 2 to 3 times each day.