Impala Aepyceros melampus

Having a social life is everything if you’re an impala. At the Zoo, our impala get anxious whenever we separate them from the herd!

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
100-130 lbs
Height: 4-5 ft

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DIET:
Leaves, stems and bark

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PREDATORS:
Lions, leopards and hyenas

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
High jumping abilities

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REPRODUCTION:
7-month gestation; sexually mature at 1-2 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
13 yrs in wild

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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