Springbok antelopes live in larger groups and during the summer months huge herds concentrate in the dry riverbeds of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Springboks are fast sprinters. They can reach a speed of 80 km/h and jump more than 10 metres wide. A very interesting jumping behaviour can be observed during and after the rare rainfalls. Apparently out of the pure joy of living, the animals jump up and down like bouncing balls, stretching their front and rear legs simultaneously and bending their heads down.
in the Kalahari
The dainty springbok can be found all over in the dry savannah of southern Africa. One can often see them when driving through the Karoo. The biggest population, however, is found in the Kalahari, where they are the most widely spread antelope species. If their food contains at least 10 per cent water, they can cope without drinking.