Hunting Klipspringer South Africa

Oreotragus oreotragus

SHOULDER HEIGHT : 50-61 cm

MASS : 15 kg

GESTATION : About 210 days

A compact, inquisitive animal that blends in well with its surroundings. It is widely distributed, frequenting koppies and hilly, rocky countryside. Where suitable habitat occurs, it has definite home ranges. This species is a phenomenal jumper; it is able to go up vertical faces, balancing expertly on its cylindrical hooves. The klipspringer makes a short snorting sound.

Diet – Principally a browser. Independent of water, but drinks water when available.

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