What is a springbok?

          The springbok is a small antelope. It is the national animal of South Africa. One of the fastest land animals, the springbok can reach a speed of about 88 km/h. It is so fast that, it’s quite difficult to see a speeding springbok when it is zipping by!

          The animal has another specialty. A springbok can pronk. When a springbok is pronking, it performs multiple leaps into the air, leaping up to two metres! The bovid feeds on shrubs and succulents. Since it eats succulent vegetation, this antelope can live without drinking water for years! The vegetation it consumes gives it the required amount of water.

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