Springbok

Description and Identification :


Shoulder height :        Males and females        0,75m


Body mass:                   Springbok males          41 kg

                                       Springbok females      37 kg


  • Upper body bright cinnamon brown with characteristic dark reddish brown horizontal bland along the flanks
  • Pure white under parts centre of the rump to the tail is white
  • Long erectile white hair on the back cover glandular area of skin
  • Springbok face is white with reddish –brown line running from the eyes to the corner of the mouth and similar patch on the forehead
  • Ears are outstandingly long, narrow and pointed
  • Springbok neck is long
  • Legs long and slender
  • Both sexes have horns
  • Rise from above the eyes – slope backwards diverging outwards – and curving sharply inwards to hooked tips
  • They are heavily ridged over half the horn length

 


Social behavior Springbok:

  • Springbok form mixed herds
  • Active – early morning and late afternoon
  • Some herds are active throughout the day
  • Springbok rest midday in the open
  • When disturbed- jump and stott over great distances and heights
  • Males are territorial for some part of the year
  • Bachelor herds of males
  • Springbok join herds during summertime
  • Springbok sometimes track great distances
  • Mating can take place any time of the year
  • Lamb is hidden in tall grass for 1or 2 days 

 

 

Quelle: J D Skinner and R H N Smithers, The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion;  Hunting school-Seminar study Namibia

 

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Source: Wild und Hund, Treffpunkt Afrika, Ideales Abkommen auf häufig bejagte Wildarten
Source: Wild und Hund, Treffpunkt Afrika, Ideales Abkommen auf häufig bejagte Wildarten