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Impala

Aepyceros melampus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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3 Comments

DanielePralong
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
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Lovely series Zlatan!

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Zlatan Celebic

Kajiado, Kenya

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

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