author={Graham Child and J. D. LE RICHE},
The sporadic spectacular mass movements of springbok, Antidorcas marsupialis, on the dry central plateau of Southern Africa, have attracted attention since first reported by early writers. The present paper records the observations of the second author who, as Warden of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, has witnessed two such treks in the vicinity of the Park during the past 33 years. These took place in 1946 and 1950 and his records are augmented by those of other residents of the area… Expand
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