Gemsbok Oryx Oryx gazella

Gemsbok Oryx
Gemsbok Oryx
The Gemsbok Oryx, also called just the Gemsbok, is native to southern Africa. Like all Oryx, both male and female have horns.
Gemsbok Oryx
Gemsbok Oryx
Gemsbok Oryx
Also like other Oryx, the Gemsbok can survive the dry, desert conditions of the Kalahari, both the heat and the scarcity of water.
Gemsbok Oryx
Gemsbok Oryx
Gemsbok Oryx
The Gemsbok (above) is closely related to the similar East African Oryx (Oryx beisa), but the latter has no black/dark brown on its hind legs nor at the base of its tail (and is genetically distinct).