Gemsbok - Oryx Gazella
Day 17 - The Gemsbok is a very striking animal with dramatic features and long spear like horns.
Originally, various oryx species were found in all of Africa's arid regions. One species that occurred on the Arabian Peninsula was exterminated recently but has now been reintroduced into the wild from captive stock. Well adapted to the conditions of their hot, arid habitats, oryx can live as long as 20 years.