PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER CHADWICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Springbucks. Springbuck mother (Antidorcas marsupialis) washing her newborn calf. A single young springbuck is born after a 6 month gestation period. These gazelle-like antelope inhabit the open dry plains of southern Africa, feeding on grass, leaves and shoots. The springbuck is the national emblem of South Africa, where it is known as the springbok. Photographed at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, in South Africa and Botswana.
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