Springbok antelopes leap high and far in celebration of new grass

The springbok is a species of antelope native to Africa’s southwest. Known for their extraordinary running and leaping, they can reach speeds over 60 mph and jump 13 feet in the air and 50 feet horizontally.

When the rain comes, bringing fresh grass growth, they begin using this agility to “pronk” — a fun term for the practice of jumping straight up in the air. Check it out…

(via b3ta)

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