Steenbok


 

 

Characteristics:
Steenbok stand about 55 cm / 22 inch at the shoulder and have a mass of about 14 kg / 31 lb.. Steenbok are small, graceful antelopes with long slender legs and slim bodies. Their coat is smooth and densely packed with hair. Steenbok have a short pointed head with big, broad ears. Their inner thighs are white, the tail very short.

Colouring:
Light reddish in colour, distinct black muzzle marking.

Habitat:
Open woodland and bush savannah.

Occurrence:
All over the country.

Main food:
Leaves, twigs, grass, but also roots and tubers.

Rutting period:
May June

Calving period:
December January

Horns:
Only the bucks have straight horns which level white their ears. Length of horns up to 15 cm / 6 inch.

Habits:
Steenbok lead solitary lives in couples. They can jump off the ground very quickly with their head up high. Not dependent on water. Steenbok are diurnal.

Voice:
Soft nasalized snort.

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