The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Springbok

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SPRINGBOK (antidorcas euchore), a true antelope of the fields, coming near the gazelles in size and habits, so named from the extraordinary leaps of 7 to 10 ft. in height which it makes when alarmed. They wander in search of food in immense herds over the vast open plains of S. Africa, an easy prey to man and the carnivora. The general color is cinnamon brown above, white below, with long white hairs on the croup very conspicuous when jumping; its flesh and skin are much esteemed. The horns in the adult are lyrate.

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Springbok (Antidorcas euchore).