Gemsbok

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Gemsbok
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Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Hippotraginae
Genus: Oryx
Species: O. gazella
Binomial name
Oryx gazella
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The gemsbok or gemsbuck (Oryx gazella) is a lairge antelope in the Oryx genus. It is native tae the arid regions o Soothren Africae, such as the Kalahari Desert. Some authorities umwhile includit the East African oryx as a subspecies. The current gemsbok population in Sooth Africae is estimatit at 373,000 specimens.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Oryx gazella. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 13 November 2008.Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as Least concern.
  2. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/15573/0