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Latin name

 

Aepyceros melampus

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

90 cm (m) 80 cm (f) Only males carry the lyre-shaped horns

Weight

 

50 kg (m) 40 kg (f)

Colour

 

Shining reddish brown coat, with clear division to fawn on the flanks turning paler to pure white undresides. With patch on throat. Bushy tail, with white underside.

Appearance

 

Springbok, but lack the latter's dark brown flank stripe separating upperparts from underparts.

Habitat

 

Lightely wooded or bushed country close to water.