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Klipspringers are antelopes that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands.  

Appearance

In the Real World

The coat of the klipspringer, yellowish gray to reddish brown, acts as an efficient camouflage in its rocky habitat. Unlike most other antelopes, the klipspringer has a thick and coarse coat with hollow, brittle hairs. The horns are short and spiky and only present on male klipspringers.

In The Lion Guard

Klipspringers are small brown antelopes. Their ears are rimmed with black, and a black stripes extends from each eye in the direction of their nose. White circles their eyes and is also present in their inner ears. Their muzzle, underbelly, legs, and a stripe within their ears are taupe.

Information

In the Real World

Klipspringers are small antelopes found in eastern and southern Africa. The sole member of its genus, the klipspringer was first described by German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1783. The klipspringer is a small, sturdy antelope; it reaches 43–60 centimeters (17–24 in) at the shoulder and weighs from 8 to 18 kilograms (18 to 40 lb). The horns, short and spiky, present only on males, typically measure 7.5–9 centimeters (3.0–3.5 in).

In The Lion Guard

They look almost exactly the same in the real world but their horns are curved slightly.

History

Never Roar Again

A lone klipspringer is stranded on a rock in the middle of a fast flowing river. The Lion Guard notice it and try to assist it by knocking down a tree and crossing over. However, the rotting tree breaks under Kion's weight and, when the rest of the Guard try to help him, it collapses entirely. This frightens the klipspringer, who leaps across out of fear. Later, when the Guard have crawled ashore, Kion sees that the klipspringer has saved himself.

Ono's Idol

A herd of klipspringers are cornered on a cliff side by Janja, Cheezi and Chungu. Ono wishes to rescue them, but his idol, Hadithi, flies away. Later, the Lion Guard arrive and start to guide them across a boulder which Beshte drops down for them. One of the klipspringers stumbles, but soon gets back up and crosses before the hyenas do.

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