Steenbok

distribution os steenbok
Names, conservation status and distribution
steenbok, raphicère champetre, raficero comun, Raphicerus campestris, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Ol Tome Conservancy, Laikipia
steenbok, raphicère champetre, raficero comun, Raphicerus campestris, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Masai Mara National Reserve

The steenbok name  is derived from the afrikaans word "steen" meaning stone , due to its brick-red colouration. Steenbok are known to hide in old aardvark holes when cover is sparse. They form mating pairs  which share a defended territory. However, they forage and rest away from one another. They may act in this way as it is less conspicuous in the open habitat where they live.