Animal Friend of the Week: Steenbok

Raewyn of decocraftsdigicrafts  have decided to start up her own weekly challenge. SheI wants to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

The steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa.

It is sometimes known as the steinbuck or steinbokDSC_0234

Steenbok resemble small Oribi, standing 45–60 cm at the shoulder. Their coat is any shade from fawn to rufous . The underside, including chin and throat, is white, as is the ring around the eye. Ears are large with “finger-marks” on the inside. Males have straight, smooth, parallel horns 7–19 cm long. There is a black crescent-shape between the ears, a long black bridge to the glossy black nose, and a black circular scent-gland in front of the eye. The tail is not usually visible, being only 4–6 cm long.DSC_0235

This little fellow loves visiting my garden and to sample on my plants!

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