Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52264

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Oreotragus
Genus species:Oreotragus oreotragus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:60-72 cm
Height:44-53 cm
Weight:10-50 kg
Identification:The ears of the klipspringer are round with black borders. Its coat is yellow and interspersed with gray. Its horns are nearly vertical.
Habitat:Well-drained grassland with clumps of brush
Diet:Herbivore: leaves, flowers, fruit, succulents, moss, grass
Reproduction:The breeding cycle varies, depending on location. One young is born after a gestation period of seven months. It joins the herd at 2-3 months, and is weaned at 4-5 months.
Klipspringers are often found in pairs or small groups. They can be highly territorial.
Behavior:When startled, klipspringers exhibit a stilted, bouncing gait.
Status:Threatened: some subspecies are thriving while others are quickly dwindling in numbers

Other Information

Geographic:Central Africa
Southern Africa
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Klipspringer
even-toed ungulate
Bovidea
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52264