Meet the Springbok
One of southern Africa's most well-known animals, the Springbok is a medium-sized antelope typically found in the African savanna. Although it looks similar to deer, the Springbok belongs to the same bovid family as the sheep and the cow. Springboks are well-known for their pronking, or when they perform an energetic, acrobatic series of jumps as high as 11 feet in the air.
About the Springbok
Springboks are very fast animals, achieving speeds up to 55 miles per hour, though they still cannot outrun a determined cheetah. The name Sprinkbox derives from Afrikaans words that mean "jump" and "antelope". They have all the physical characteristics of an antelope, with a long body, slender legs, big hears, and huge, ringed horns.
|Height||2'3" to 2'10"|
|Weight||59 to 106 pounds|
|Diet||Grasses, leaves, flowers|
|Gestation Period||4-6 months|
|Life Span||7-9 years|
|Threats||Natural predators, poaching, habitat loss|
they could go their whole life without drinking water
They still need water, but because Springboks derive so much water from their food, they could go their whole life without drinking from large sources of water.
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