They have beautiful, long eyelashes. Both males and females have horns. Their horns are ridged and shaped as a heart. The male’s horns are thicker than the females but the female’s are longer. It has a Introduction pocket like skin flap on its back that Amazing facts are following goes from the tail to above the about the Springbok. You will shoulders.
read many different categories such as food, movement and lots more. You will find facts you have never known, and come to love the Springbok. So keep on reading to find your mind stuck in Southern Africa…learning and researching the beautiful and elegant Springbok. Amazing Characteristics The Springbok is tan/brown and four feet tall; wait until you find other outstanding facts! They weigh 9 pounds at birth and weigh 85 pounds as adults and the range weight is 66 to 102 pounds for an adult. They are a tan color with a brown stripe on their side. Their face is white with a brown stripe going from its eye to its mouth.
There’s No Place Like Home Have you ever lived in the grasslands of South Africa? The Springbok has, so keep on reading to find out what it’s like! The springbok can survive in deserts. You can find them in groups of 1,500. It lives in the grasslands and can live in the bush lands. They used to migrate in huge herds, but the size of the herds is smaller now. Running, Galloping, Springing And Jumping They live in herds. We live in families. Read on! The Springbok can jump 13 feet in the air. They are really good long jumpers. They can jump 15 meters long and can run 50 to 54 mph. There is a separate herd called the Bachelor Herd for young males looking for mates. Springbok herds are the some of the biggest herds in the animal world.
All About Springboks!
Amazing And Fun Facts
We eat veggies. They eat grass. Yum! Springboks are herbivores and usually eat grasses, leaves and small plants. During different seasons they eat different things. They eat grass and more dry plants when water is available and eat richer and more watery plants when water is scarce. Springboks can go for months or even years without a drop of water since there are a lot of water and moisture in their food. They can find food even after a bush fire!
We have nicknames. They have Latin Names. The Springbok is spelled 3 different ways, Springbok, Springbock and Springbuck. It’s Latin name is Antidorcas Marsupialis. The Afrikaans and Dutch term for Springbok is Jump Antelope (goat.) The Springbok is South Africa’s national animal as well as the name of South Africa’s national rugby team. The male is called a Ram and the female is called the Ewe. They fight by locking their horns together and try to knock the opponent off balance. The main predators for the Springbok are the cheetah, leopard and human.
The Life Of A Springbok
We have babies. They have babies. They’re both cute! The Springbok mates in the dry season. The female mate when they are 1 year old and the male mates at the age of 2 years. The female is pregnant for 5 to 6 months before giving birth and thanks for give birth every 2 years. It reading!!!!!!! defends itself by running away. When the Springbok dies it gets The Animal Files eaten. The longest life span is www.Theanimalfiles.com/mammals/ about 20 years in the wild but hoofed_mammals/Sprimgbok.html average is around 10 years. The 4/20/2010 average life range is 7 to 10 years.
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Wikipedia http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/ Springbok_(antelpoe) 4/11/2010
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