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 COMMON NAME
Impala
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Aepyceros melampus
(Lichtenstein,1812


Adult Impala can weigh up to 60 Kg. and have a life span of about 14 years. Only Males have horns.
Seen on the picture in the  left, a Red Billed Oxpecker  feeding on ticks and lice  of a young Impala Ram
The bird  clings to host animals with sharp claws.
Impala and Red Billed Oxpecker
Wildlife Picture taken in the Kruger National Park
 
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