Springbok Antelope

The dainty Springbok (antidorcas marsupialis) can be found all over in the savannahs of Namibia. One can often see them when driving through the Namib-Naukluft region. The biggest population is found in the Etosha National Park and in the Kalahari, where they are the most widely spread antelope species.

If their food contains at least 10 % of water, Springboks can cope without drinking. They live in larger groups. They are fast sprinters reaching a speed of 80 kmh, and can make jumps up to 10 metres wide.



Their remarkable jumping behaviour can be particularly well observed during the rare rainfalls. Apparently out of the pure joy of living, the animals jump up and down like bouncing balls, stretching their front and rear legs simultaneously and bending their heads down.

Game Reserves: Very frequent in the Etosha National Park, in the Namib Naukluft Park, in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa and on most farms in Namibia.