The springbok is a gazelle like animal found across the plains of southern Africa. These animals are best known for a behavior known as pronking. This is a stiff-legged leap which helps to distract predators as they escape them.
Their day is spent browsing and grazing on grasses and shrubs found on the plains. These provide almost all of their water needs and they rarely drink free water.
Females leave their herd prior to giving birth and welcome their lamb in the security of a bush. The lamb is left here while the mother will go off to feed.
These animals are threatened through hunting for trophies and meat. Disease is also a threat. Despite these threats they are continuing to increase in number.
Read on to learn more about these magnificent mammals.