This antelope species is absolutely adorable with its huge eyes! I’m also quite fond of them because of a special characteristic unique in the animal kingdom. While all hoofed animals walk “on the tips of their toes,” Klipspringers are the only ones to touch the ground with the very, very tips of their vertically rising hooves. Using a human analogy here, we can say that Klipspringers are much like dancers that dance on their toe nails rather than the tips of their toes. Since their habitat contains steep cliffs and rocky mountains, these tiny specialized hoofs allow them to stand on even the smallest outcrop of rock.
Take a look at the Klipspringer’s incredible posture here: