Impallas

Impalas are medium sized antelopes that are mostly found in Souther and Eastern Africa. It is the only remaining member of the genus Aepyceros. We have two species of impalas including the common impala and the larger and darker black-faced impala. Its average weight is between 40-76 kilograms. It has brown glossy coat. Impalas live in groups which are categorized as territorial males, female herds and bachelor herds

Key Facts

  • Their speed is more than 60km/h.
  • Females are regarded as ewes, males as rams.
  • Their notify their rivals of their presence by use of a scent from a gland located on their foreheads.
  • They live in herds. These herds can reach 100 impalas.
  • Their name originates from the Zulu language meaning ‘gazelle’.

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