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Oryx - Beisa Oryx, Swahili:Choroa

Oryx gazella beisa

Description:

Large, heavily built antelope; short, thick neck; overall body colour sandy-fawn, at times greyish tinge; distinctive black and white facial markings; a narrow black stripe on sides; black throat/neck stripe with a black ring on upper foreleg; horse like tail; both sexes carry long, ringed, rapier-like horns Photo taken at Samburu National Park, Kenya

Habitat:

Dry, open country; open woodland, acacia savanna to deserts and stony plains to sand dunes even in hill country.

Notes:

Info taken from Mammals of East Africa by Chris & Mathilde Stuart; National Audubon Society-Field guide to African Wildlife

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Isiolo, Kenya

Spotted on May 21, 2019
Submitted on Jun 22, 2019

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