Impala

Aepyceros melampus

Slight antelopes known for their graceful running and agile leaping, impalas can leap more than 30 feet across and 10 feet high. Males have long spiral-shaped horns that are used to protect their females and guard their territory. Impalas graze in large herds and bark loudly to alert each other when predators are near.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Africa
lengthLength: 4.2 to 4.7 ft
weightWeight: 99 to 132 lbs
lifespanLifespan: 12 to 15 yrs
habitatHabitat: Savannah and woodland
dietDiet: Grasses and leaves