Springbok are primarily browsers and may switch to grazing occasionally; they feed on shrubs and young succulents before they lignify. They prefer grasses. Springbok can meet their water needs from the food they eat and are able to survive without drinking water through the dry season. In extreme cases, they do not drink any water over the course of their lives. Springbok may accomplish this by selecting flowers, seeds, and leaves of shrubs before dawn when the food items are most succulent. In places such as Etosha National Park, springbok seek out water bodies where they are available. Springbok gather in the wet season and disperse during the dry season, unlike other African mammals.


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