Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Details of Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Medium sizedand lightly built, with the reddish-fawn upper parts becoming paler on the sides; the chest , belly, throat and chin are white. The tail is white with a central black line on the upper surface, and each buttock has a vertical black blaze.
A diagnostic characteristic is the tuft of black hair on the lower rear adge of the hind leg, as this is not shared with any other antelope.
Rams are territorial forming bachelor herds. They always have home range of breeding herds of awes and their young.
Height: M 90 cm; F 86cm
Weight: M 65 Kg; F 50 kg
Active: Mainly diurnal
Habitat: Open woodland, water
Food: Grass and leaves