The springbok is a medium-sized brown and white antelope of southwestern Africa. This slender antelope has long legs and neck with horns present on both sexes. Males are about 30 inches tall at the shoulder and females almost 28 inches. Males will weigh between 70 and 110 pounds, with females between 65 and 100 pounds. The springbok has a white head and face with dark stripes extending from the corner of the eyes to the corner of the mouth.
Springbok are active mainly around dawn and dusk and are primarily feed by browsing, although they can shift their diet to grazing when the grasses offer better nutritional opportunities.
Bachelor males and females form separate herds. During the rut, males establish territories within which they hold breeding privileges for the female groups who pass through. They mate year round and produce single calfs. Springbok often go into bouts of repeated high leaps of up to 6 1/2 feet into the air in a practice known as pronking or slotting.
Hands down, this is one of the finest game meats available. With its fantastic red color, fine grain, subtle sweet tastes, this game is a must try for all! Rare to medium rare for any preparation is suggested.
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