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East African oryx

[ eest-af-ri-kuhn awr-iks ]
/ 藞ist 藞忙f r瑟 k蓹n 藞蓴r 瑟ks /
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noun plural East Af路ri路can o路ryx路es, (especially collectively) East Af路ri路can o路ryx.
a large antelope, Oryx beisa, with distinctive black striping on its neck and face, a conspicuous black stripe separating its gray coat from its white underside, and thin, nearly straight, ringed horns that reach a length of about 31 inches (79 centimeters) on both the males and females: it has two subspecies, one found throughout the Horn of Africa, and the other found in southern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania, both of which were once thought to be subspecies of the gemsbok and which are now classified as near threatened.
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Origin of East African oryx

First recorded in 1980鈥85; the species was identified and named Oryx beisa in 1835
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