Klipspringers: “Rock Jumpers” Will Jump Into Your Heart
Named after the Afrikaans word for “rock jumper” due to its ability to move freely through rocky and mountainous terrain, the Klipspringer also happens to be one of the cutest babies in the animal kingdom. Adorably, baby klipspringers are known as “lambs”, and they’re born after six months of gestation as a singular baby. They’re usually born in the spring or summer, and they are sent off to live on their own by the time they turn one. They like to live in groups once they reach independence, and after leaving home they will start their own families. They can be found being super cute in most of Southern Africa, and will be a little over thirty-five pounds in weight when they’re fully grown. As they get older, they maintain their cuteness, but also grow horns so that they can defend themselves from predators and protect their families. They look kind of like teddy bears when they’re lambs, and this makes them especially adorable. However, you shouldn’t hug them because they’re wild animals. Klipspringers are currently in no danger of extinction, so you’ll be able to appreciate them, from afar, for years to come.