Steenbok 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.
small antelope with a red-brick colouration that lives in pairs on a defended territory. However, they rarely associate with one another. They prefer grasslands that have scrubby thickets which provide cover. As long as they have green food they can be independent of water although if it is available they have been known to drink. Steenbok browse and graze depending upon what is available due to their location and the season.
When grazing they are able to rapidly increase the micro-organisms in their stomach that are required to breakdown the fibre.