Monday, June 1, 2009

Gems bok - watercolour by Barry Jackson

Watercolour on paper
The gemsbok is another of those enigmatic animals that, like the bushman, can survive in areas in the world which are seemingly devoid of water.
Some useless information - Gemsbok weigh in at around 250kg and can run at speeds approaching 60 Km/h (37 m/h)
Interestingly the gemsbok was introduced into the Tularosa Basin, USA in 1969 where thrives - 93 were originally released and the population there is estimated at around 3000.

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