Oryx Species http://www.burchellgoldenoryx.com/apps/photos/ Oryx Species The Burchell Golden Oryx http://www.burchellgoldenoryx.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73259247 73259247 Gemsbuck 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. http://www.burchellgoldenoryx.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73259244 73259244 Fringe Eared Oryx (Oryx beisa calliotis) http://www.burchellgoldenoryx.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73259246 73259246 East African Oryx The East African Oryx (Oryx beisa), also known as the Beisa[2] occurs in two subspecies, Common Beisa Oryx (Oryx beisa beisa) found in steppe and semi-desert throughout the Horn of Africa and north of the Tana River, and Fringe-eared Oryx (Oryx beisa callotis) south of the Tana River in Kenya and parts of Tanzania. Some taxonomists consider it a subspecies of the Gemsbok (Oryx gazella), but they are genetically distinct (2n=56 for Beisa and 2n=58 for Gemsbok). http://www.burchellgoldenoryx.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73259245 73259245 Scimitar Oryx The Scimitar Oryx, or Scimitar-Horned Oryx, (Oryx dammah) is a species of oryx which formerly inhabited the whole of North Africa. Today it has been classified as extinct in the wild by the IUCN. http://www.burchellgoldenoryx.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73259242 73259242 Arabian Oryx The Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) (or White Oryx) is a medium sized antelope with a distinct shoulder hump, long straight horns, and a tufted tail. It is a bovid, and the smallest member of Oryx genus, native to desert and steppe areas of the Arabian peninsula. The Arabian Oryx was extinct in the wild by the early 1970s, but was saved in zoos and private preserves and reintroduced into the wild starting in 1980. http://www.burchellgoldenoryx.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73259243 73259243 Angolan Gemsbuck the Angolan gemsbok O.g. blainei of Angola. Distribution is South western Angola The overall hue is paler and greyer than the typical Gemsbok and the horns are smaller. Prefers open dry landscape as well as open grassveld in semi desert areas and open savanna. May even penetrate open woodland in search of new grazing areas. Both sexes have horns.The female horns are longer and more slender, the male is heavier than the female.They can go for days without drinking and may be encountered very far from water. Tey eat grass, sometimes also tsammas, succulent rhizomes and tubers. Digs for water in sand at times. http://www.burchellgoldenoryx.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=73403714 73403714