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Animals

Klipspringer

At A Glance

  • Conservation Status: Stable
  • Location: Africa Rocks
  • ZOO ZONE: Africa Rocks

    In Afrikaans, the word klipspringer means rock jumper, and these agile African antelope certainly live up to their name. Standing less than 2 feet tall at the shoulder, they can jump 10 to 15 feet straight up in the air without breaking a sweat—and their specially adapted, hold-tight hooves allow them to scamper among the rocks without breaking anything else! In March 2019, a tiny new klipspringer calf made its first appearance at Africa Rocks' Kopje habitat. The youngster is the newest (and smallest) member of our klipspringer group.

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