Steenbok

Description and Identification:


Shoulder height:        Males and females          0,52cm


Body mass:                  Males and females          11 kg


  • Upper body   – rufous brown to reddish
  • Steinbuck under parts   – pure white
  • Pointed muzzle is dark on top
  • Some distinctive black-shaped marking on forehead
  • Only  the males have horns
  • Rise vertically from the head – Tendency to curve at the tips
  • Base   - ridged
  • Hooves    - narrow and sharp-pointed


Social Behavior:

  • Steenbok normally solitary
  • Pair during mating or when female has lamb
  • Active   –around sunrise and sunset
  • Move and eat after dark
  • Steenbok have well defined territories
  • Both sexes defend against intruders
  • During the heat of the day, they lie well hidden
  • When disturbed    –dart off looking back momentarily to see the cause of the disturbance
  • Steenbok under severe stress will hide in holes

 

 

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

 

Perfect Shot:

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