Klipspringer

Klipspringer

Klipspringer

Kopje (Dutch), monadnock (American Indian), and inselberg (German) are all weird words that I’ve never heard of before. They mean an isolated rocky hill usually surrounded by a veld. A veld is an area of land with few trees. Now that we have that straightened out, guess who lives on the kopje? YES! The Klipspringer! They are tiny little jumping ballerina antelopes. They can squeeeeeeeze their tiny wittle hooves all together in an area as small as a silver dollar, while balancing and looking adorable.

Least Concern

Gemsbok

Gemsbok

The world’s largest antelope species, the Gemsbok, lives in a very dry, hot place in Africa.

How hot and dry is it?

It’s so hot and dry, and water is so scarce, that they concentrate their pee and absorb all the moisture from their poop to stay hydrated, making for dry, pellet-like turds.

Least Concern