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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.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part I

  • 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.

    Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic

  • SANP wants to introduce klipspringers to the mountain.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Sometimes we clambered about the cliffs of the buttes trying to find klipspringers; again we ran miles pursuing the gigantic eland.

    The Land of Footprints

  • Our camp was surrounded by immense domes of granite, and each morning the summit of almost every dome was occupied by several klipspringers.

    Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer

  • I borrowed Niekerk's rifle and shot a waterbuck and several klipspringers.

    Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times


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