Impala (Aepyceros melampus)

Impala (Aepyceros melampus)

Short Overview

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.

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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

 

 

 

 

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