Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus

These sure-footed antelope excel at navigating rocky terrain. In fact, “klipspringer” means “rock jumper” in Afrikaans!

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Rocky outcrops, hills and mountains

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
17-40 lbs
Length: 30-45 in

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DIET:
Leaves, flowers and fruit

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PREDATORS:
Leopards, jackals, hyenas and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Horns

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REPRODUCTION:
6-month gestation, sexually mature at 1 yr

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
12-15 yrs in human care

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