Stotting

29th April 2013
When fleeing from predators (and sometimes even just for fun) antelope make giant exaggerated leaps to put distance between themselves and the hunter, and to display how fit and healthy they are. We call this behaviour "stotting", and it's well known across African species and some from elsewhere, such as sheep and deer.

This impala's bouncing leaps were so graceful and balletic, that at one point, he closed his eyes and appears to have got lost in the moment....! He quickly recovered though as the sounds of frightened antelope reminded him that a pack of 5 Wild Dogs were causing chaos among the females and youngsters nearby.











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