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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:38 pm 
When was this, Safrica! :shock:

These from Borderline around 18 Dec, same place!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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I took this photo of a Klipspringer on top of the mountain close to the Lenong View Point at Marakele National Park.

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The life expectancy of a Klipspringer is approximately 8 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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Another photo of the Klipspringer on top of the mountain close to the Lenong View Point at Marakele National Park. A Verreaux's Eagle was flying over the Klipspringer.

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Klipspringers in Kaokoland in Namibie, can climb trees of a specific angle to get to the leaves. This makes them the only antilope that can climb trees.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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Another photo of the Klipspringer on top of the mountain close to the Lenong View Point at Marakele National Park.

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Only male klipspringers have horns that are usually about 10–15 cm (4–6 inches) long. However, according to some sources, female klipspringers in Eastern African populations also have horns.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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Another photo of the Klipspringer on top of the mountain close to the Lenong View Point at Marakele National Park.

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Klipspringers can stand on their hind legs to reach the twigs and leaves of the higher parts of a tree.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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:clap: some interesting facts you sharing here Leeukos :thumbs_up: I wonder if anyone has a pic of a Klipspringer in a tree :shock:

I read once about a specific tick that only attaches itself to a klipspringer.... do you have any confirmation or info on that?

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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Unfortunately I do not have any information about the tick. However, there are truly bizarre facts about animals which makes the wildlife so amazing.

Check the fact on the next post...

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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Another photo of the Klipspringer on top of the mountain close to the Lenong View Point at Marakele National Park.

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It is alleged the Klipspringer hair has some medical properties. The smoldering hair of the Klipspringer is inhaled and brings relieve to a person suffering from astma. (Source - Book:Aardwolf tot Ystervark)

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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Gosh, that is an amazing bit of info! And I think to myself....what a wonderful world! :lol: :lol:

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Here is something relating to the tick and the Klipspringer:

Researchers have found an interesting relationship between the Klipspringer and the Red Rock Rabbit. A tick (Rhipicephalus arnoldi) that uses the rock rabbit as a host, finishes its lifecycle on the Klipspringer. The tick is attracted to vegetation marked by the klipspringer's facial glands and when the antelope returns to marks its territory, the tick climbs onto it.

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 Post subject: Klipspringer
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We were so amazed to see this Klipspringer on such a tall and pointed rock in Kruger in Feb.
Just goes to show how agile they are! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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When on foot in KNP we have surprised them and have seen them bound up all most vertical cliffs .

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Klipspringer
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Just found another couple of pics of a little family from our 2010 trip to Kruger.

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