[Oryx gazella]
  Habitat: Grassy plains, dry steppe, light woodlands and desert areas
  Length:
6'
  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

   Gemsbok map

 

- 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.

 

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