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Common Beisa Oryx

Oryx beisa beisa

Description:

The common beisa, or East African, oryx is a species of antelope generally found in East Africa. Adults weigh around 175 pounds. This sub-species is differentiated from the fringe-eared oryx primarily with the latter animal's having ears that appear fringed or with tassels. They are herbivores.

Habitat:

These animals live in semi-desert and steppes where they usually move in groups of five to forty.

Notes:

This animal, along with a few others, were seen at the Rhino & Lion Park outside Johannesburg.

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Rustic 41
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Rustic 41

Rustenburg Local Municipality, North West, South Africa

Spotted on May 27, 2011
Submitted on Feb 15, 2014

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