"A species of antelope, abounding on the dry yet fertile plains of South Africa, where it feeds on the bulbs of water-root and other kinds of succulent vegetation, by means of which the antelopes of those regions are able to subsist without water for months together. It is a large and powerful animal, measuring abot 5 feet in length and over 3 feet in height at the shoulders. Its horns, situated on the same plane with its forehead, exceed 2 feet in length, are almost straight, and are obscurely ringed throughout their lower half." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Gemsbok

"A species of antelope, abounding on the dry yet fertile plains of South Africa, where it feeds on the…

The Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) is a large antelope in the Bovidae family of cloven-hoofed mammals. It was also known as the synonym Oryx capensis.

Gemsbok

The Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) is a large antelope in the Bovidae family of cloven-hoofed mammals. It was…

"A detachment of United States sailors from the gunboats <em>Albatross</em> and <em>Gemsbok</em> burning the contraband vessel <em>York</em>. Mouth of Rogue's inlet, near Beaufort, N. C., January 23rd, 1862." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Burning of York

"A detachment of United States sailors from the gunboats Albatross and Gemsbok burning…