Springboks

Hello everybody! It’s Mara here and today I have a post on the Springbok. Springboks are an animal if you’re confused about what a Springbok is. I’m writing about Springboks because on the fabulous game called Wonder Zoo you can collect Springboks! I wanted learn more about this beautiful animal so that is why I’m doing this post! Before we start this post a quick thank you to en.wikipedia.org and classic.worldbookonline.com. I hope you enjoy this post everyone!

Springboks are look kind of like gazelles and antelopes and the tiniest bit like elk and deer. Springboks are known for springing up to 6.5 feet in the air! The scientific name for the Springbok is Antidorcas marsupialis. Springboks are most commonly found in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa.

Springboks are graceful, long, and slender. The Springbok is most times in a total a length of about 59 – 77 inches. Also both genders have horns unlike some other kinds of species. There is usually more then one main color on the Springbok. Some colors are white, tan, reddish tan, brown, black stripes. The horns usually are black an have a little black tuft on the end of the horn.

Springbok’s diets usually contain of grass and water from a nearby watering hole. Springboks can also go without water in the dry season. Sometimes they can go years without water! In very extreme cases Springboks can live without ever drinking any water!

Leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and lions are the Springbok’s main predator. Pythons are able to take down Springboks as well. Most antelope species such as Pronghorn and Gazelle, there population is shrinking but strangely enough the Springbok’s [who is also part of antelope species] population is going up!

Springboks are amazing animals there very interesting animals to study! I hope you enjoyed this post!

– Mara

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