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Klipspringer Couple Silver Sculpture on base (Medium)

Although Patrick was familiar with Klipspringers in the hills and kopjies of his native Matabeleland, it was not until he read about them in the 1987 Guinness Book of Records that he was really charmed by these different antelope.

Sterling Silver sculpture: Height 10.5cm x Length 5.5cm including base


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Klipspringer Couple (Medium) on Blackwood base. The klipspringer couple is the most devoted couple in the animal world. Klipspringer antelope never stray more than five meters from one another. The klipspringer, or ngururu as it is called by the Shona, plays a very important and significant role in the tribal legend of Zimbabwe. The paramount chiefs of this country hold its cunning, its courage, and its devotion to its mate in the highest regard. A compact little antelope weighing around 15 kilograms and standing about 70cm high, the klipspringer has a speckled grey-brown coat, black fur just above the hooves and a short tail. The male can be distinguished by its widely-spaced horns that curve slightly forward. The klipspringer is perfectly suited to a life on rocky terrain, as its greyish colouring is the ideal camouflage, and its small blunt hooves provide a very sure footing. Its coat is also special and is quite unlike that of other antelope in that the hollow hair makes for a springy fur that protects them from any bumps and bruises sustained in its unforgiving habitat. They mark their territory by rubbing scent from a gland in front of their eye onto twigs and sticks. These antelope are browsers and feed on leaves, berries, fruit pods and succulents. They produce a single lamb once a year.

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Item code: 102-710

Made by hand in Zimbabwe

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€306 EUR

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