Aepyceros melampus


The impala is a medium-sized antelope found in eastern and southern Africa. The sole member of the genus Aepyceros, it was first described to European audiences by German zoologist Hinrich Lichtenstein in 1812. Two subspecies are recognised—the common impala, and the larger and darker black-faced impala.

Gestation period: 183 – 213 days

Speed: 75 – 90 km/h (Running, In a zig-zag)

Scientific name: Aepyceros melampus

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Height: 75 – 95 cm (Adult)

Mass: Male: 40 – 75 kg (Adult), Fe

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