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Nick Sims

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Nick always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When he and his brother weren't physically in the bush, they ...

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on Klipspringers: Africa’s Mini-Mountaineers

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Mary Williams
Digital Ranger

Thank you very much for the information and insight on this antelope! I have heard of them but knew nothing about them! The Ballerinas of the Koppies!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Hi Nick. Thanks for sharing the information on the Klipspringers. They are quite small and very agile little antelope. The way they climb on the rocks are remarkable and they seem to be satisfied being there high up on the rocks.

Marcia Parker
Senior Digital Ranger

They are a cute little antelope! I have wondered about them (and mis ID them as dik-dik on zooniverse). Thanks!

Patrick Smyth
Explorer

Great story, Nick. Thanks for filling us in on such a unique species. Can you say more about the numbers of Klipspringers one might find on the koppies on Londolozi?

Nick Sims
Contributor

Hi Patrick, typically we see about two or three klipspringers on a kopppie at any given time, it is unusual to see many more than that.

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