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Latin name

 

Oryx gazella

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

1,2 m Both sexes carry long, straight horns

Weight

 

240 kg (m) 210 kg (f)

Colour

 

Pale greyish fawn overall. White face, legs, rump and back carry distinctive dark brown-to-black markings.

Appearance

 

The roan, which also has black-and-white facial markings, but the gemsbok is somewhat smaller,with unmistakeable, straight, rapierlike horns.

Habitat

 

Arid areas, such as open grassland Kalahari duneland and bush savanna.