Impala

Aepyceros melampus


Habitat: Open woodland with permanent water sources

Weight: Male: 50-65 kilos | Female: 30-50 kilos

Diet: Herbivore — Mostly grasses and leaves, some flowers, fruit, pods and bark

Lifespan: 15 years

Gestation Period: 6 months

Threats: Poaching • Climatic extremes • Conflict with humans

Left:   An adult male impala (known as a 'ram').   Right:   A stotting female impala (known as a 'ewe').

Left: An adult male impala (known as a 'ram'). Right: A stotting female impala (known as a 'ewe').