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Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) | by Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith
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Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis)

This is a very common antelope in the Kalahari Desert and other drier regions of southern Africa. It derives most of its water needs from the grasses and shrubs it grazes and browses. The species name 'marsupials' comes from a fold of its skin along the lower back. When attracting a mate or warding off predators, it opens this flap of skin exposing long, white hairs...

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Taken on September 12, 2015