About Gemsbok

Gemsbok live in herds of between 10 and 40 individuals. They are mainly desert-dwelling species and don't depend on drinking water to supply their physiological needs. Gemsbok are fast antelope and can reach up to 37 miles per hour. The Gemsbok is typically preyed upon by lions, cougars, cheetahs, and leopards.

Height 3.9 feet (at the shoulder)
Weight 220-530 pounds
Diet Grasses, roots, tubers, fruits
Gestation Period 9-10 months
Life Span Up to 20 years
Threats Natural predators, poaching

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