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 COMMON NAME
Impala
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Aepyceros melampus
(Lichtenstein,1812
During the mating Season, from April to June, each adult Impala ram establishes it's own territory, and spends the greater part of his time trying to keep the females and their young within the boundaries of his domain, defending it against the intrusion of any other male. At this time, only one ram is seen with each group of females. All young males are evicted from the herd, congregating in "bachelor groups".
Young Male Impala
Wildlife Picture taken in the Kruger National Park
 
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