The springbok is a medium-sized brown and white gazelle that stands about 70 to 90 cm high. Springbok males weigh between 33 and 50 kg and the females between 25 and 40 kg . They can reach running speeds of up to 90 km/h , to 96 km/h and can leap 3.50 m and can long jump of up to 15 m.
The specific epithet ''marsupialis'' derives from a pocket-like skin flap which extends along the middle of the back from the tail onwards. When the male springbok is showing off his strength.. more