Gemsbuck (Oryx gazella)

Maree Clarkson

Ballito, South Africa

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Gemsbuck (Oryx gazella)

Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm 12″ × 8″
Nothing belongs to you
of what there is,
of what you take,
you must share.
- Chief Dan George
The Gemsbok or Gemsbuck (Oryx gazella) is a large African antelope, of the Oryx genus. The name is derived from the Dutch name of the male chamois, gemsbok. Although there are some superficial similarities in appearance (especially in the colour of the face area), the chamois and the oryx are not closely related.

There are two “types” of gemsbok: a northern and southern variety; the only difference being that the northern gemsboks have black-fringed ears while the southern ones have longer horns and more rounded ears. Southern Gemsbok are more numerous and live in the Kalahari Desert of Southern Africa, while the northern variant can be found in Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya and parts of northern Namibia in the Khomas Hochland area.
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