The Springbok (Antidorcas Marsupialis) is a medium-sized antelope, the national animal of South Africa. They can be found roaming around in open grass area of southern & south-western Africa feeding on shrubs & succulents. Interestingly they can live without drinking water for years. Their unique behaviour is pronking, it’s when they perform multiple leaps into the air, up to 2 metres above the ground holding up their back legs in a stiff-legged posture, with the back bowed & the white flap lifted. Pronking may have few reasons, one is to show-off to other Springbok (sending message by producing a strong sweet odour) when socializing. The other obvious reason is to response to predators, the higher they pronks means they are fitter & stronger so the predators should pick out a weaker victim.
Springboks are not endangered in any way & not restricted species under CITES. The horns & skull were obtained during the culling season authorised by The Wildlife authorities in both South Africa & Botswana. Special Personal Effect Permits has to be obtained to discourage illegal culling or poaching of these animal. Here in Malaysia, this horns & skull are fully inspected & approved by Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar & Taman Negara (PERHILITAN) & Malaysian Quarantine & Inspection Services (MAQIS).
The horns & skull also were professionally cleaned, will look stunning as part of your interior decoration. Please take note that sizes, colours & patterns may slightly vary from the picture & description given. This is because no two Springbok are the same, each one being unique & individual. You will definitely enjoy your purchase for many years to come!
Height (Including The Standee) – 36cm
Width (From Left to Right of the Horns) – 16cm
Width of Skulls – 13cm