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Angolan Gemsbuck

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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.
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