All Things Impala
This medium sized, very graceful, antelope is found from the Congo Republic, in the north, to the Orange river in South Africa. The female has the same colouring as the male but has no horns. Impala are both browsers and grazers. Impala feed on short grasses, leaves and fruits. Impala are capable of leaping 10 feet into the air and jumping 30 feet in length. One male will have a harem of 10-100 ewes. Males fight fiercely during the rutting season, uttering loud grunts during the fights to defend their harem from other males. Bachelor herds keep near the breeding herds and continuously harass the herd ram, trying to take over the herd.
Leopard, Caracal and Jackal are Impala's principal predators.