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- n. Plural form of klipspringer.
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We see klipspringers, the tiny-horned wraiths that make silent, serpentine leaps along the blistered cliffs.
With the exception of some small, isolated populations in Central African Republic, the Nigerian klipspringers are separated by about 3,000 km from the nearest East African population, and much of that interlying habitat is not suitable for them, as they exclusively inhabit rocky outcrops and inselbergs.
SANP wants to introduce klipspringers to the mountain.
Sometimes we clambered about the cliffs of the buttes trying to find klipspringers; again we ran miles pursuing the gigantic eland.
Our camp was surrounded by immense domes of granite, and each morning the summit of almost every dome was occupied by several klipspringers.
I borrowed Niekerk's rifle and shot a waterbuck and several klipspringers.
Throughout my travels in Tanzania's game parks, I found myself drawn to these small scenes and quiet dramas: 2-foot-tall klipspringers balanced like ballerinas on the tips of their hoofs; legions of soldier ants locking bodies to form a path for their migrating clan.