What species of animal is a springbok?

What species of animal is a springbok?


The springbok is a favorite game animal in South Africa. It is also a profitable, successful game farm animal bred on farms across the country.

Springbok are normally brown, tan, white and black, but those with solid black or white pelts can fetch a hefty price in the private trophy hunting market. Springbok are in the top five most favored antelope species among local indigenous hunters. They are sought after for their flavorful, tender meat. Springbok are the National Animal of South Africa, and are widely distributed throughout the country on game farms. Source: WildLifeSouthAfrica.com


The springbok is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa. The sole member of the genus Antidorcas, this bovid was first described by the German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1780. Wikipedia
Speed: 88 km/h (Maximum, Adult)
Scientific name: Antidorcas marsupialis
Gestation period: 168 days
Height: 70 – 90 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)
Mass: Male: 33 – 48 kg (Adult), Female: 30 – 44 kg (Adult)
Did you know: Mixed herds of springbok and merino sheep (Ovis aries) are common farming combinations in the Karoo. eol.org