The gemsbok or gemsbuck is a large antelope in the Oryx genus. It is native to the arid regions of Southern Africa, such as the Kalahari Desert. Some authorities formerly included the East African oryx as a subspecies.

Scientific name: Oryx gazella
Height: 1,2 m (At Shoulder)
Length: 1,9 – 2,4 m
Speed: 60 km/h (Maximum, Running)
Mass: Male: 220 – 300 kg, Female: 100 – 210 kg
Did you know: The gemsbok is remarkably adapted to its arid environment; particularly noteworthy is its ability to survive without drinking water for most of the year.

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