Impala

Impala

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A commonly seen, medium sized antelope in most of Kenya’s national parks and game reserves. The males have lyre shaped horns while females don’t have horns at all. A tuft of black hair on the lower part of the hind legs above the hooves is the site of a scent gland. During daytime impala are at most active in the early mornings and late afternoon. Can be seen in herds of 6-100 individuals which move in their large home range. When alarmed, they take flight in a series of spectacular bounding jumps and are capable of leaping 10 feet in air and an incredible 36 feet in breadth.