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 COMMON NAME
Impala
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Aepyceros melampus
(Lichtenstein,1812


On defending their territories, male Impalas will resort to some characteristic rituals, their nose extended forward, heads down, tails outstretched and uttering awesome snorts, sounding more like a large predator than a small herbivore. If this intimidation process proves not enough, then fight will ensue.
Impala Rams disputing their territories,
Wildlife Picture taken in Kruger National Park
 
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