Springbok fighting


Fights
Agression is not very ritualized in the springbok. Bucks threaten simply by assuming the combat position (they only
perform a dominance display when courting females). The sprinbok horns are ideally shaped for locking when two pairs are
crossed.
Fighting consist of front-pressing (two combatants standing close together and engage the front surfaces of their horns
and the horns are interlocked), and lateral twisting and levering, often while standing sideways.


Names
(en) Springbok
(sc) Antidorcas marsupialis
(nl) Springbok
(af) Springbok