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- n. A large African antelope of the Oryx genus.
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- n. large South African oryx with a broad black band along its flanks
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Goal species in no particular order buffalo, gemsbuck (sp), kudu, eland, sable, possibly a hippo.
The presence of the gemsbuck, duiker or diver, springbucks, or elephants, is no proof that water is near; for these animals roam over vast tracts of country, and may be met scores of miles from it.
Although we didn't see any gemsbuck en route, we did see multitudinous springbuck and ostrich.
The presence of the rhinoceros, of the buffalo and gnu (‘Catoblepas gnu’), of the giraffe, the zebra, and pallah (‘Antilope melampus’), is always a certain indication of water being within a distance of seven or eight miles; but one may see hundreds of elands (‘Boselaphus oreas’), gemsbuck, the tolo or koodoo (‘Strepsiceros capensis’), also springbucks (‘Gazella euchore’) and ostriches, without being warranted thereby in inferring the presence of water within thirty or forty miles.
Mparahala horns measured three feet long and three inches in diameter at the base: this is the yellow kualata of Makololo, bastard gemsbuck of the Dutch.