The East African oryx (Oryx beisa), also known as the beisa, is a species of antelope from East Africa. There are four species of oryx. The common beisa oryx can be distinguished by the fringed ears and black tufts of hair that extend past its ears. It has a grey coat with a white underside, separated from the grey by a stripe of black. There are also black stripes where the head attaches to the neck, along the nose, from the eye to the mouth and on the forehead. Found in Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, parts of Tanzania, and in South Sudan, the East African oryx lives in semidesert and steppes, where it eats grasses, leaves, fruit and buds. It can store water by raising its body temperatures so as to avoid perspiration.