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name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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(Antidorcas marsupialis), an artiodactyl mammal of the family Bovidae. The body length is 120 to 140 cm, the tail length reaches 87 cm, and the weight is 32–36 kg. The back and sides are yellow-brown; the sides are marked with dark stripes. The head and underparts are white. Along the back and croup there is a fold of skin with long, light hairs that stand up, forming a white crest, when the animal is frightened or excited. Both males and females have lyre-shaped horns reaching a length of 40 cm. The springbok is a herd animal that inhabits the forest-less plains of southern Africa (south of 10° S lat.). In fright or in play it jumps as high as 3.5 m. The springbok feeds on grass and the leaves of shrubs. Nearly extinct, it has been preserved only in a few national parks in southern Africa.


(less commonly), springbuck
an antelope, Antidorcas marsupialis, of semidesert regions of southern Africa, which moves in leaps exposing a patch of white erectile hairs on the rump that are usually covered by a fold of skin
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In the afternoon, we went to a section of the ranch where several herds of black springbuck (common and black) were among the kopjes.
"A herd of springbuck are headed our way," Ted whispered.
We got extremely lucky with this springbuck. It's probably time to try something else."
We cull between 200,000 and 250,000 head of game, mostly springbuck, gemsbuck and blesbuck every year.
More common game species such as impala, blesbok, bushbuck, kudu, springbuck, ostrich and mountain reedbuck will also be on offer in the bomas and catalogue sale.
Looking for such things, I read in a notebook dated 1878, these words from /Han [not equal to] kass'o to Lucy Lloyd: We who are Bushmen, were once springbucks, and the Mantis shot us, and we really cried (like a little child).