Friday, June 15, 2018


The steenbok, sometimes called the steinbuck or steinbok, is a small antelope, only 16 to 24 inches in height at the shoulder, with an orangish coat. It has a white underside, chin, throat, and ring around the eye and a black nose and round scent gland in front of the eye. The male has straight, parallel horns, from 3 to 7 1/2 inches long. It has a very short tail, only 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches long. 
We only saw one steenbok. It was on our way out of Hwange NP in Zimbabwe. It ran in front of our vehicle and then hid in the bushes. 

They are found in two distinct areas in Africa. One area is Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa. The other area is in Southern Africa, including Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho and South Africa. 

Very small tail. 

1 comment:

  1. We saw him at almost the last possible point in our trip when we were still sighting wildlife. Great luck.