Impalas are African antelopes that are the only member of the genus Aepyceros.

Scientific Name Aepyceros melampus

Classification – Aepyceros

Gender Names – Male – buck; Female – doe; Baby – calf

Collective Noun – herd

Length/Size – 68-92cm (27-36in)

Weight – 37-75kg (81.6-165lbs)

Top Speed – 48km/h (30mph)

Life Expectancy – 12-15 years; up to 17.4 years in captivity

Mating Season  During the dry season

Gestation Period – 6-7 months

Special Features  Can leap up to 3 meters, jump over 9 meters, and run in a zigzag style

Social Structure – Live in three types of herds: the territorial males, bachelor herds and female herds; territorial males can form harems with other females

Geographical Distribution – Eastern and southern Africa

Natural Habitat – Wooded savanna and dense bushland

World Population – 1,584,000 for Common Impala and 2,200 for Black-faced Impala (a subspecies)

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Grass, Seeds, Flowers

Predators – Leopards, lions, cheetahs, crocodiles and hyenas