A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
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.
Spotted on Feb 21, 2016
Submitted on Dec 2, 2016
and 1 other person favorited this spotting