Springboks pronking for joy

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It’s what gave the springbok its name; ‘pronking’ is the typical leaping we see as we watch these huge herds of antelope migrating through the Kalahari. These energetic spurts send them hurtling 4 metres into the air, spontaneously and without pattern. Most amusingly, it is said that aside from showing off their strength and aptitude, springboks are merely jumping for joy!