The graceful impala is a slender, medium-sized antelope so adaptable that it is found from southern Africa to the northern limits of East Africa. The body is reddish-brown with white hair inside the ears, over each eye and on the chin, upper throat, underparts and buttocks.
A narrow black line runs along the middle of the lower back to the long tail, and a vertical black stripe appears on the back of each thigh.
Unlike other antelopes, impalas have large, brushlike tufts of long, coarse black hair that cover a scent gland located just above the heel on each hind leg.
Reproduction: Between 6 and 7 months, a single fawn is born.
Life span: 12 years.
Predators: Lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and hunting dogs.
Canon PowerShot S51S
Kruger National Park, South Africa
FEATURED in Even-toed Ungulates
8 April 2013.