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Springbok

Antidorcas marsupialis

Description:

The springbok (Afrikaans and Dutch: spring = jump; bok = antelope or goat) (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope of southwestern Africa. It stands about 70 to 90 cm (28 to 35 in) high. Springbok males weigh between 32 and 48 kg (71 and 110 lb) and the females between 25 and 35 kg (55 and 77 lb). It is extremely fast and can reach speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) and can leap 4 m (13 feet) into the air and jump a horizontal distance of up to 15 m (50 feet)

Habitat:

Open Grass area, near woodlands.

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5 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

You're welcome, Jared!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Thanks Sandra!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 8 years ago

Great spot !!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Many Thanks S Frazier will adjust now!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

I like this spotting! Please list the specific habitat of YOUR spotting :-) That's what we're looking for. See "What do I put in the fields?" under http://www.projectnoah.org/faq Thanks!

Jared Hersch
Spotted by
Jared Hersch

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 9, 2013
Submitted on Mar 10, 2013

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