Friday, February 8, 2013



Animal You | Impala | Impala are sexually dimorphic. Are 75 and 95 cm (30 and 37 inches) high. Average mass of 40-75 kg male Impala (88-170 pounds), while women weighing 30-50 kg (66-110 lbs). Women, known as sheep without horns. It has distinctive black and white stripes on the back and tail of black impala in very few places in Africa, is a very rare form causes a recessive gene, the color black in these animals. Impala have scent glands in the skin of the hind legs and sebaceous glands fall on your head. Impala is an ecotone 'live in open forests with little undergrowth and grassland with low average height "types. Impalas are adaptable forage. Usually in the grass and change with the seasons navigation. During the dry season, browse the leaves, buds, seeds and shrubs. Leopards, cheetahs, lions and wild dogs hunting impala.

Impala, like other small sized African antelope, have a special agreement within the mandible similar steps strepsirrhine primates during comb hair to use and remove ectoparasites. Women and young form herds of up to 200 people. When food is plentiful, adult males will establish territories. Territorial males are herds around women who serve their country and travel to the singles that follow. Also deter weaned males. A male impala tries to prevent the female to leave the area. Great form, mixed tranquil herds of men and women. Young male impala over his flock had to leave in a bachelor herd of about 30 personas.La impala breeding season, also grind begins at the end of the rainy season in May. By isolating birth, a female impala herd. When frightened or anxious, the whole herd starts to jump to confuse predators. Can distances greater than 10 m (33 ft) and 3 m jump (9 feet) in the air, exploding in a beautiful impala jump.

Serengeti, Ruaha and Selous (Tanzania), Luangwa Valley (Zambia), Okavango (Botswana), Hwange, Sebungwe and the Zambezi Valley (Zimbabwe), Kruger National Park (South Africa) and in private companies and protected areas (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia). The rare black-faced impalas survive in Etosha National Park in Namibia and private companies. 

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