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Steenbok

Steenbok
Raphicerus campestris

  

Steenbok

 

Shoulder height 0.5m
Average weight 8-11kg
Gestation period 5,5months,usually one lamb.
Potential lifespan is 7-8 years

They live in open plains with cover close by. Predominantly browsers, mostly forbs.They also eat new green grass and dig for tubers, bulbs and melons for water.
Faeces and urine are mixed with soil though often not totally covered.
Active day and night
They are often solitary but on Okonjima they seem to live in pairs.  
Predators are leopard,caracal,wild dog,cheetah,hyena,python and the martial eagle.

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