Impala - don't shit where you eat

Impala The impala (Aepyceros melampus) lives in the savannas of African Countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Namibia. Its scientific name means high horn (Aepyceros), black foot (melampus). They weigh around 50 kilograms and can become 95 centimeters tall. Impalas eat grasses and leaves. They use specific areas for their excrement, so they don't shit where they eat... A bachelor herd of impalas can have as much as 30 individuals. Impalas are active both during the day and during the night.

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Keywords: horn , black

The Impala is listed as Conservation Dependent (LR/cd), the focus of a continuing taxon-specific or habitat-specific conservation programme targeted towards the taxon in question, the cessation of which would result in the taxon qualifying for one of the threatened categories below within a period of five years, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the

Adult weight : 52.5 kg (115.5 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 26 years

Female maturity :456 days

Male maturity : 395 days

Gestation : 198 days

Weaning : 167 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 5.55 kg (12.21 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 15.9 kg (34.98 lbs)

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