Le Bok |  ©Marie and Alistair Knock   (Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park, South Africa)

The Springbok, Antidorcas marsupials (Artiodactyla - Bovidae), is a strikingly marked, gazellelike antelope. It has a white face with dark stripes from the mouth to the eyes, a reddish-brown coat that turns to a darker shade and then to white on the lower third of its body, and a white backside. It stands approximately 80cm high at the shoulders and is characterized by a fold of skin that runs from the midback to the rump. This fold can be opened in times of excitement to display a crest of white hair. Both sexes also have black, curved, lyre-shaped horns. Larger males can have horns 36-48cm in length.

pringbok range includes south and southwestern Africa, mainly in the countries of Namibia, Botswana, Angola and the Republic of South Africa.


antidorcas asked:

do you know where i can see the newest glee cap? i cant watch the mtv one since i am from norway :(

i’m sure i reblogged the tumblr version last week but i can’t find it right now, sorry. i should be some way back on my blog.

From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; February 28, 2015:

Pronking Springbok
Charles Jorgensen, National Geographic Your Shot

“I was on vacation in an area of South Africa where Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) are quite common, and I had a goal of capturing this behavior, called pronking,” writes Charles Jorgensen, a member of our Your Shot community. “On a self-drive safari in Mountain Zebra National Park, we found a plateau that attracted many herds of springbok, among other animals. After a few failed attempts at getting the shot, I came across a small herd. They started running, and one of them started to pronk, jumping to amazing heights. I fired away and managed to capture this animal in its acrobatic display.”

Jorgensen’s image recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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