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Unread post by LaeveldLeeu » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:46 pm

Here is a photo of the Klipspringer on the koppie at Shabeniloop.
What do you think of the lenght of its horns? Looks like a record size.

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Unread post by Wild about cats » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:34 pm

On a recent trip to Kruger, we came across two klipspringers, a male and female, near Malelane. The strange thing is, they were very far from any mountainous regions, which is where klipspringer usually are. They were in a big hurry, so I had no time to photograph them... :(
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Unread post by katydownunder » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:13 pm

Wildheart we saw this Klipspringer as well on the rocks very close to Shipandani Bird Hide...
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Unread post by eladn » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:53 am

Here is a one up close, a few meters from the road to the "towers" in Marakele NP:

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Unread post by Donny » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:48 pm

I have seen them often on the H4-1 at Lubyelubye and also keep your eye out at the Kruger tablets on the H 1-2

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Re: Antelope: Klipspringer

Unread post by Nico » Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:42 pm

Augrabies Klipspringer country, an amazing place with the most beautiful nature en great wildlife. We saw lots of klipspringers and even the black Eagle. We were there in Juli so that the Falls were not that big but still very impressive. Look at the video what we saw. 8)

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Unread post by Ela83 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:19 pm

Evening everyone....
we saw these two in Mapungubwe in September this year....:)


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Unread post by Tom124 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:22 am

On my first visit to KNP, and I have no idea where, I remember being waved down by a Frenchman and directed to an oribi sighting. When we arrived we couldn't see anything but a klipspringer high above us, so my Q is:

Are oribi and klipspringer similar in appearance?
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:08 am

The klipspringer has a brown coat speckled with black, the underbelly not very conspicuous as it is a shade lighter brown. They also have large black 'tear marks' in the corner of their eyes. The klipspringer is found most commonly in rocky habitats, although I have seen them in scrub before as they wander long distances.

The oribi is solid brown with a conspicuous white under-belly. Their tails are black on the top and they have black spots under the ears. They are found in open grassland, especially with short grass.

The oribi is only found in the Pretoriaskop area in Kruger as far as I know :hmz:

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Unread post by Safrica » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:05 pm

seen from Matambeni Hide - very close!

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Unread post by Richprins » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:38 pm

When was this, Safrica! :shock:

These from Borderline around 18 Dec, same place!

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Unread post by Wild about cats » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:47 pm

Seen on the H1-1

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Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 05, 2012 8:12 am

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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Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 05, 2012 8:39 am

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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Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 05, 2012 8:40 am

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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