Hunting Klipspringer in Africa


Scientific Name:

Oreotragus oreotragus

Shoulder Height:

50 - 61 cm


15 kg


About 210 days.


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

A compact, inquisitive animal that blends in well with its surroundings. A hunting species that 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.