Gemsbok in Pilanesberg
The gemsbok is light brown-grey to tan in colour, with a long black tail. Their necks and legs are very muscular, and both genders sport long, straight horns. The Gemsbok stands at 1.2m shoulder height. The male weighs between 220-250kg. The female weighs between 180-210kg.
The Gemsbok lives in herds of 10-40 animals, which include one dominant male, a few non-dominant males and some females. They are desert-dwelling animals; therefore they do not depend on drinking to satisfy their water needs. The Gemsbok is capable of running up to 56km/h.