If it is a young man, they should start with oryx and Crake.
The oryx, or Gemsbok, is a middle-sized species, dwelling in the same neighbourhood with the gnus.
An interesting point occurred in the conversation about the oryx.
Harris has given much better arguments in favour of the unicorn being merely a species of oryx.
The fourth species of oryx is the “algazel,” (oryx algazella).
The herd I watched was not assailed; it cantered off; oryx and waterbuck came down to drink and also cantered off.
Egyptian sculpture is at best but a rude affair, and the peculiar curve and set of the oryx horns are difficult to depict.
The oryx when hunted does not, like many other antelopes, make for either water or cover.
The “abu-harb” (oryx leucoryx) is also a large powerful antelope, with long sharp horns slightly curved backward.
Aristotle mentions as such the oryx or antelope of northern Africa.
late 14c., from Latin oryx, from Greek oryx (genitive orygos) "North African antelope with pointed horns, the digging animal," literally "pick-axe." Used in Greek and Latin bibles to render Hebrew tho, which early English Bibles misidentified as everything from a small hibernating animal to a wild bull.