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Latin name

 

Taurotragus oryx

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

1,7 m (m) 1,5 m (f) Both sexes carry horns

Weight

 

700 kg (m) 460 kg (f)

Colour

 

Pale reddish fawn coat, tending to a bluish grey in older (particulary male) animals as the skin shows through thinning hair. Males also have a tuft of dark hair on the forehead.

Appearance

 

Unlike any other animal.

Habitat

 

Open grass plains, scrubland, and woodlands.