Springbok

FUN FACTS

  • Springboks hold the Guinness World Record for the largest herd of mammals!  In the 1800’s, there were herds as large as 10 million that stretched over 90 miles long!

  • They often have episodes of jumping called “pronking.”  Pronk is a Dutch word that means to “show off.”

  • Springboks come in three colors… traditional, black, and white.

  • When a male is interested in mating, he will urinate in the presence of a female; if she accepts, she, too, will urinate.  I do not recommend us humans trying this!

Springbok