is a large antelope hailing from Africa originally. They are doing very
well in Texas and their numbers here are growing larger all the time.
This is probably the only one of the Oryx family that has huntable numbers
in their native habitat.
A large male
can weigh around 400 pounds, with a large female up to 250 pounds. The
Gemsbok is one of the more striking looking of the so-called Super Exotics.
This animal is mostly gray colored with black and white markings along
the belly and legs. It also has black and white mask looking markings
on its face. Both sexes have long, pretty straight, black, sharp tipped
horns. The male's horns are usually thicker at the base.
Steve Mahurin on August 14, 2000.
25 North Heights
La Marque, Texas 77568