oa African Zoology - Observations on the behaviour and feeding habits of the springbok, Antidorcas marsupialis

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The stance and attitudes of the springbok are found to be similar to those of other gazelles. Gaits used are a rack-like walk (passgang), a trot and a gallop; display trot, the stott and the pronk are considered to be ritualised gaits of increa�ing intensity. Urination and defecation and comfort behaviour are descriptionbed. Social behaviour is discussed and mixed herds, bachelor herds and solitary territorial males are shown to occur. Previous studies of food eaten are reviewed and the results of rumen sample analysis presented.

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