The East African Oryx (Oryx beisa) is a large antelope species from East Africa.
East African Oryx live in semidesert and steppes, where they eat grasses, leaves, fruit and buds. Its fur is pale with contrasting dark markings in the face and on the legs, and their long horns are almost straight. The oryx are able to store water by raising their body temperatures (so as to avoid perspiration). They gather in herds of five to 40 animals, often with females moving at the front and a large male guarding from the rear. East African oryx stands just over a meter at the shoulder and weighs around 175 lbs.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) lists the East African Oryx as Near Threatened.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve near Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.
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