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- Springbok -

Springbok have the same seasonal migrations as zebra and wildebeest. They are found on the plains and near the pan from March to November after the rains, before starting to move westwards again in December. Springbok prefer the open plains where they can graze on grass and browse on bushes like |nubis (Acacia nebrownii, water acacia, water thorn) and !gabas (Catophractes alexandrii, trumpet thorn). They have a gestation period of six months and give birth to a single offspring.

They were usually stalked and hunted with bows and poisoned arrows. Because springbok are very fast, dogs were not used for hunting. Both the meat and fat are good to eat. Springbok were not often used for biltong since they are small animals.

Animals of the Hai||om

Many utensils and tools necessary for daily life were made out of animal material. Find a complete list of the animlas which were used by the Hai||om.


Plants of the Hai||om

The Hai||om know hundred of plants for many uses, for example as bush food, medicine and poison for their arrows.


Places of the Hai||om

Before the Hai||om had access to drilled boreholes, the hunter-gatherers were profoundly reliant on natural water sources, where they often erected their permanent settlements.

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