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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:53 pm 
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Truly looking like the "Prince of the dunes". Very accurate with the sweeping horns as well. Not an animal I would take on when it is in a fowl mood, wounded or cornered.

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According to "Die veltwachters vertel" they manage to use their horns so accurately that stones thrown at them will be thrown back at you.
Lions attack them from the back, pushing down with the hind legs to break the back, and will not approach them from the front.

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Two of Mapungubwe's gemsbok spotted in June 2007 :D


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Do their horns grow back? a quick google search could not really answer my question...

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The quick answer is no, they do not grow back.

These are horns, not antlers. Horns are bone, covered in the same stuff your nails are made of. Like your arm wont grow back, horns do not grow back. :wink:

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 Post subject: Antelope: Gemsbok
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Hi,

Can anyone help me with some reasons why there are no Gemsbok in KNP? I have heard that it is not as dry and dessert like as the animals needed?

Is the Roan family, becuase the looks is nearly the same(colourwise)

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Hi pieter22
If I'm not mistaken it is because it is not the natural habitat of the Gemsbok. You will also not find any springbuck in KNP. I'm no expert but I believe that that could be the reason.


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Correct Pikkie, it all has to do with habitat and food availability.

The Oryx (gemsbok) has developed a blood cooling system in its snout, to help dissipate the heat, and it feeds on tsama melons, not found in Kruger.

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Bush Baptist wrote:
It is not SANPARKS policy to populate parks with animals not originally found in the area.


BB, thats what I wanted to say said... you've just said it in some proper english :twisted:

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what do you guys make out of this? a birth defect? because the horn did not appear to be broken...

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