Day 18: Why I love South Africa: The animals: Springbokke


A springbok is s a medium-sized brown and white antelope. It is very fast and can reach speeds of up to 100km/h (62 mph) it can jump very high 4m (13 feet) through the air. Spring – translated is jump and bok translated is goat.

The springbok is South Africa’s national animal and also the name of the South African Rugby Team.

I love seeing them jump and leap through the air.

The Springbok and Impala look very similar and people sometimes get confused with them.

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2 thoughts on “Day 18: Why I love South Africa: The animals: Springbokke

  1. Robyn says:

    Great pics! My husband and I lead tours to Israel and they have a similar animal called an Ibex. This looks like the same animal. We were told Ibex came from Africa. Do you know if it is the same?

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