Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52222

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Raphicerus
Genus species:Raphicerus campestris

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:70-95 cm
Height:45-60 cm
Weight:10-15 kg
Identification:The steenbok has a reddish-fawn coat with white-lined ears.
Habitat:Lightly wooded plains
Diet:Herbivore: buds, new shoots
Reproduction:Gestation lasts six months. A single fawn is born each breeding season. Steenbok can live up to 10 years.
Both males and females are solitary animals, although males are usually territorial.
Behavior:Steenbok are most active in the morning and evening.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Predators of the steenbok include leopards, cheetahs, caracals, wild dogs, hyenas, pythons, and the martial eagle.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa
Eastern Africa
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:even-toed ungulate
Steenbok
Steenbuck
Bovidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata