(Aepyceros melampus)

Impala have acute hearing and often frighten elephants by uttering loud snorts when alarmed by the approach of humans. Impala will often fight a great deal during the rutting season, emitting long drawn-out snorts. This preoccupation affects their vigilance and you can often pass by close without them being aware of your presence.

Impala grazing


Impala tend to remain persistently in overgrazed areas. They are excellent jumpers and can often be seen in the company of baboons. Impala are preyed upon by lion, cheetah and leopard. Impala will lie down in overcast, windy weather. Impala can be seen aplenty at Leopard Walk Lodge. The black tufts above the hooves on the hind legs conceal scent glands.

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