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Gemsbok

Oryx gazella

Orix gris (Sp), Südafrikanischer Spiessbok, (G), Gemsbok (F), Gemsbok (Af). Also called southern oryx.

In previous editions, we followed prevailing scientific opinion in combining gemsbok with beisa oryx and fringe-eared oryx in a single species (Oryx gazella), which we called common oryx; however, we now follow Kingdon and other authorities, including the IUCN, in treating them as separate species: the gemsbok as O. gazella, the beisa and fringe-eared oryxes as O. beisa (which we call East African oryx).

DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height 46-48 inches (117-122 cm). Weight 400-525 ounds (180-240 kg).

A large, very handsome antelope with a sloping back and striking black-and-white markings. It is heavily built through the chest and shoulders, giving it the appearance of having no neck. Ears are large and rounded. Tail is long and tufted. Overall coloration is a pale grayish-fawn. There is a black dorsal stripe, wide black bands on the flanks, and black markings on the throat, upper legs and rump. Black facial stripes connect with a black band encircling the muzzle. The tail is long and black. The horns (both sexes) are very long and straight and diverge rather widely at the tips, although this varies with the individual. The female is somewhat smaller and has horns that tend to be slimmer, longer and more parallel than the male's, and are sometimes slightly curved.

DISTRIBUTION Free-ranging in New Mexico, where they may be hunted by permit. Also found on private ranches, mainly in Texas but also in other states.

REMARKS Native to arid parts of southern Africa, especially the Kalahari Desert region.

Introduced in the White Sands Missile Range of southern New Mexico between 1969-1977 by the state game department. Conditions there are similar to those in southern Africa and the herd is doing well. Limited permits are available through drawing.

First introduced in Texas in 1960 on the Camp Cooley Ranch in Robertson County.

HYBRIDIZATION The gemsbok is either known or believed to crossbreed, or to be the result of hybridization, when in a game ranch environment.





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Gemsbok (free range) - Species Detail

Scientific Name: Oryx gazella Gold: 91" Gold (Bow): 82 3/8"
AKA: Silver: 86 5/8" Silver (Bow): 0"
Endangered: Bronze: 80" Bronze (Bow): 72"

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Gemsbok - Species Detail

Scientific Name: Oryx gazella Gold: 88 6/8" Gold (Bow): 74 1/8"
AKA: Silver: 83 2/8" Silver (Bow): 0"
Endangered: Bronze: 80" Bronze (Bow): 72"

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