((Oreotragus oreotragus), surefooted African antelope, family Bovidae (order Artiodactyla), inhabiting rocky heights north to Ethiopia and Nigeria. The klipspringer stands about 55 centimetres (22 inches) at the shoulder. It has a thick, coarse, grizzled coat of yellow and gray, and almost no tail. The male (sometimes the female also) carries straight, spikelike horns. The klipspringer stands on the tips of its blunt, rounded hooves and runs in a stilted, bouncing manner. An agile jumper, it is chamois-like in its ability to move quickly among precarious rocks
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