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Springbok

Springbok

Springbok

Antidorcas marsupialis

Family

Bovidae

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Range

Southwest Africa

Habitat

Dry grassland

Highlights

Springbok are known for their pronking ability, in which they spring into the air lifting all four feet at the same time.

Springbok are known for their pronking ability, in which they spring into the air lifting all four feet at the same time. Although closely related to gazelle, springbok have a unique structure and white patch of hair on its back that is displayed when excited or pronking. Springbok are the most abundant plains antelope, and have been documented to run at speeds of 55mph. Threats: Predators include cheetah and wild dogs.

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