Bing Daily Trivia Quiz: South African Oryx

Question 1: These South African oryx are also known as….

  • Gemsbok
  • Wildebeest
  • Ibex

Correct Answer: Gemsbok

Fact: The gemsbok, also known as the South African oryx, is a large antelope found in the arid desert landscapes of southern Africa. Hunted for their spectacular horns, they can run at up to 37 miles per hour and can survive weeks without water. These gemsbok are pictured in Botswana.

Question 2: What is the largest species of antelope?

  • Gemsbok
  • Giant eland
  • Impala

Correct Answer: Giant eland

Fact: The giant eland lives in the savanna, woodlands, and on the fringes of deserts in central and western Africa. Measuring between 7 and 9.5 feet in length, they eat grasses, foliage, and branches. Typically, they assemble in small herds comprising 15–25 male and female members.

Question 3: Which of these deserts is in Botswana?

  • Sonoran Desert
  • Sahara
  • Kalahari Desert

Correct Answer: Kalahari Desert

Fact: Stretching across almost 350,000 square miles, the Kalahari Desert covers approximately 70% of Botswana’s territory. The Kalahari sustains a diverse array of plants and is home to birds and animals including lions, cheetahs, eagles, and falcons.

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