450 pounds live weight. Regal looking. Large hooves enables it to move easily on lose sand.

Lives in open plains in herds, sometimes solitary.

Most shots 150 - 300 yards.

Bulls and cows have long sharp horns which are dangerous.

Highly heat tolerant - Gemsbok can be out in the worst heat ( over 50 deg C / 120 f ) due to the radiator system in the head to cool their blood ( black and white face is the radiator !)

Eat mostly grass.

Does not need to drink water - it gets enough from its higly efficient kidneys from the food it eats.




south african hunting species: gemsbuck

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