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The steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa. Steenbok resemble small Oribi, standing 16" - 24" (41 - 60cm) at the shoulder. Their pelage (coat) is any shade from fawn to rufous, typically rather orange. The underside, including chin and throat, is white, as is the ring around the eye. Ears are large with "finger-marks" on the inside. Males have straight, smooth, parallel horns 2.8" - 7.5" long (7 - 19 cm). There is a black crescent-shape between the ears, a long black bridge to the glossy black nose, and a black circular scent-gland in front of the eye. The tail is not usually visible, being only 1.6" - 2.4" long (4 - 6 cm) long.

Steenbok live in a variety of habitats from semi-desert, such as the edge of the Kalahari Desert and Etosha National Park, to open woodland and thickets, including open plains, stony savannah.

Steenbok typically browse on low-level vegetation (they cannot reach above 35.4"/0.9 m), but are also adept at scraping up roots and tubers. They will also take fruits and only very rarely graze on grass.

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