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Impala - Species Detail
Impala (Sp), Impala, Schwarzfersenantilope (G), Impala (F), Rooibok (Af).
DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height 34-38 inches (86-96 cm). Weight 100-145 pounds (45-65 kg).
A medium-sized antelope, lightly built and graceful. The fine, glossy coat is reddish-fawn in color and distinctly two-toned, being darker above and lighter below. The chin, upper throat, underparts and rump are white. Two vertical black stripes border the rump. Scent glands, marked by coarse black hair tufts, occur above the hoofs of the hind legs. (The impala is the only antelope with such glands.) The moderately long tail is white with a dark center line. The elegantly lyrate horns (males only) are long, slim and ridged on the front surface. Females are similar, but a little smaller and without horns.
DISTRIBUTION Private ranches in Texas and Missouri.
REMARKS Native to southern and eastern Africa. Five subspecies are listed in Africa, but are not separated here.
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