The Gemsbuck or Oryx is a large Antelope. They are herd animal, usually in groups of up to 40 plus individuals, comprising mostly of females and no dominant bulls. Both male and female Gemsbuck carry horns and look strikingly similar. For many, judging male from female can be difficult, especially at a distance in the bush. The females horns are often much longer than the males, but are of a lesser circumference at the horn base. Males can weigh up to 240 kg (530 lb), while females weigh to 200 kg (420 lb).
Gemsbuck are incredibly tough and hardy. They thrive in hot, arid desert such as the Namib and Kalahari, where most other animals would not survive. They are common throughout South Africa, mainly on Game parks and large National parks.
The Gemsbok or Gemsbuck taxidermy
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