How Fast Can an Impala Run?
An Impala can run at speeds of 30mph which is around 48.3km/h. There are two subspecies of impala: the common impala and the black faced impala. The common impala is also known as aepyceros melampos melampos. The black faced impala is also aepyceros melampos petersi. The body of an impala is around 1.1-1.6 meters long which is about 3.6-5.2 feet long. An impala will usually be around 0.7-0.95 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 2.3-3.1 feet tall. As for weight, an impala will usually weigh around 40-76kg which is about 88-168 pounds. Impalas are known to have large spiral horns. The horns on a male impala can be around 0.5-0.9 meters long which is about 1.6-3 feet long. An impala can leap a distance of up to 10 meters which is about 32.8 feet long. Also an impala can jump as high as 3 meters which is about 9.8 feet high. Impalas are found in Africa and will usually be near areas with a source of water. As for diet, impalas will eat things like grass, leaves, and fruit. Mature breeding males try to keep bachelor rivals out of their territory. Males will fight each other over the females using their horns. When a male is unsuccessful at taking another males territory, that male will usually retreat and go join a bachelor herd. Females and their offspring can be found in herds with as many as 100 members. After mating females will usually give birth to a single impala. As for gestation period, the females will usually give birth around 6-7 months after mating. When an impala is running from predators they will use their amazing ability to jump high and leap long distances to help them get away. They will also try to run in all direction to try to confuse predators. The impala is preyed on by predators like lion, hyenas, crocodiles, African wild dogs, and leopards. As for lifespan, an impala will live up to around 15 years in the wild.