Shoulder Height: 29 Inches
Weight: 50 Pounds
Horn Length: 12 Inches
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.
The Black Springbuck forms part of the four Springbuck color variations. It 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. When hunting a Black Springbuck, they can be found in the open dry grasslands and Savannah. Black Springbuck avoid mountains, woodland and tall grass.