Impala

Description and  Identification:


Shoulder height:            Males                   90cm 

                                       Female                  85cm  


Body mass:                      Males                  55 kg

                                     Females                   40 kg


  • Shiny reddish coats and long slender legs
  • Flanks     –pale fawn tinged reddish
  • Impala under part    - pure white
  • White patches above the eyes
  • White throats
  • Under part of the tail is white
  • Ears are white inside with black tips
  • Only Impala males have horns
  • Strongly ridged for two – thirds of the horn
  • Iyre     – shaped


Social Behavior:

  • Herds    -20 head or larger
  • Males    –territorial only during rut
  • Mark territory with facial and forehead rubbing on grasses and twigs
  • Impala defend their territory by vocalizing, chasing and other displays
  • Bachelor herds of  adult and juvenile males
  • When disturbed – herds break up jumping over bushes and imaginary objects
  • Jumps in 10-12 meters bounds

 

Quelle: J D Skinner and R H N Smithers, The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion;  Hunting school-Seminar study Namibia

 

Perfect Shot:

Quelle: Wild und Hund, Treffpunkt Afrika, Ideales Abkommen auf häufig bejagte Wildarten
Quelle: Wild und Hund, Treffpunkt Afrika, Ideales Abkommen auf häufig bejagte Wildarten