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Aepyceros melampus


A medium sized, graceful antelope. Impala reaches some 80cm in height in shoulders, and has a long neck and a smooth short rufous-brown coat. Coat begins to pale toward lower flanks and belly, with underparts being whitish; there is a black-and-white pattern on buttocks . Ears and head also show the white and rufous-brown pattern. Male carry a wide-set and lyre shaped horns, that can grow up to 90 cm in length.


Impala favours open plains and sparse woodlands, and remain within the reach of water. In Nairobi NP, observed mainly in small herds, of some 10 to 20 animals.

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DanielePralong 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Zlatan!

Beautiful series Zlatan,congrats and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Lovely series Zlatan!

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Kajiado, Kenya

Spotted on Feb 21, 2016
Submitted on Dec 2, 2016


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