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The Klipspringer, or Kainsi, is a small but very active antelope (Oreotragus saltator), found in the rocky regions of South Africa from the Cape to Abyssinia. The height is under two feet, and the hooves are said to be so small that all four could stand on a penny. It has been called the ‘chamois of Africa’ because of its fondness for rocky country, while its agility in hill-climbing is marvelous. Klipspringer stalking is a famous sport.


Mammals: I-L


John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 7) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917) 131


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