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A MATURE BLACK SPRINGBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:
SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 29 INCHES
WEIGHTS: 50 POUNDS
HORN LENGTH: 12 INCHES
SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 30.5 (length of and circumference of bases of both horns)
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Black Springbuck forms part of the four Springbuck color variations. The Black Springbuck usually ranks #2, behind the Common Springbuck, in body and horns of the four variations. The trophy quality lies within the width of the bases, the overall length and the hooks/curls on the tips. A great trophy to hunt while on safari and a must for any collector interested in collecting all four Springbuck color variations.
IDENTIFICATION: A medium sized gazelle. The Black Springbuck is not a subspecies, but a color phase of the South African Springbuck. Black Springbuck were developed by selective breeding; the color of the skin is all black except for the white facial stripe running up the front of the nose. The skin fold on the back is usually closed but when the animal becomes excited it thrusts it open, fanning a length of stiff black hair. Both sexes have horns.
Black Springbuck are hunted in the Free State, Eastern Cape and Kalahari of South Africa
When hunting a Black Springbuck, they will be found in the open dry grasslands and Savannah. Black Springbuck avoid mountains, woodland and tall grass.