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Calm down. Oryxes fight all the time.

Fuli, The Search for Utamu

Oryxes are antelopes that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands


In the Real World

Gemsboks, Southern, or South African oryxes have light brown/grey fur with a pair of long, straight horns. They have areas of white and black fur on their faces, legs, and underbellies.

In The Lion Guard

Oryxes in The Lion Guard greatly resemble real oryxes, though their coats appear to be darker.


In the Real World

Oryxes are a genus consisting of four different antelope species, three of which are native to Africa and one of them native to the Middle East. They inhabit mostly grassland or desert areas and able to raise their body temperatures to conserve water. The ones shown in the show appear to be gemsboks, or South African oryxes. The gemsbok was first described by Carl Linnaeus in around 1758.

In The Lion Guard

According to Fuli, oryxes fight all the time.


Never Judge a Hyena by Its Spots

Fleeing the hyenas

A herd of oryxes are seen being chased by Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu. The Lion Guard shows up in time to stop them, their leader Kion pursuing the adolescent hyenas as they flee while the other members of the Guard calm the herd.

Bunga the Wise

Frightened oryx

When Lake Kaziwa floods, the water rushes towards an oryx herd, but is stopped before it reaches them.

A number of oryxes are seen waiting to receive advice from Bunga. The Lion Guard later has to rescue an oryx who followed Bunga's bad advice and attempted to jump over a canyon to get to the other side.

The Kupatana Celebration

Oryxes arrive at Kupatana

Oryxes are among the group of Pride Landers that surround the jackals at the end of the song Jackal Style. They attend Kupatana to watch the baobab flowers bloom, and later eat the flowers off of the ground. Bunga is shown offering a flower to an oryx.

Fuli's New Family

Running oryxes

Several oryxes are seen during My Own Way as the animals dash through the Pride Lands.

The Search for Utamu


A pair of oryxes are seen fighting near the nesting grounds of birds. Fuli drives them away from the nests, and the oryxes flee.

Follow That Hippo!

Male oryx is seen when Thurston the zebra talks to Beshte about living in the Pridelands.

Janja's New Crew

When Janja fires Cheezi and Chungu and replaces them with Nne and Tano Nne's plan is to chaise a herd of antelopes the Lion guard will go after them. Then while the guard is going after the antelopes, the hyenas are chase the oryxes instead. 

Ono's Idol

Some oryxes are seen during the Royal Mud Print Ceremony.

The Rise of Scar

Oryxes can be seen on cave paintings while Rafiki tells Makini how to bring back evil lions of the past.  

The Wisdom of Kongwe

They can be seen when Fuli tells  Kongwe and Makini how she sees things when she's going faster

Cave of Secrets

Oryxes can be seen on many cave paintings during "Wisdom on the Walls".

Beshte and the Beast

While Shujaa, fights the Army of Scar he grabs a stick and hits the hyenas with it. The hyenas fly in the air and land on the oryxes. 

Notable Oryxes in The Lion Guard

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