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In the Pafuri area:
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Generally it is around mid to late november , however you will often find that the north and south may have different times , sometimes 2 weeks or more , between there rutting and hence birth times .

I have heard that they drop after good rains , although by mid november we are fully into the rainy season , so there should be good rain by then .


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This impala was rubbing his forehead on the plant. "A visual display performed by territorial males and top ranking bachelors" (A Safari Companion, Richard D. Estes).

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Just a portrait.

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My old Bushveld Friend
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Wow, brilliant pics!!

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MacDonalds :lol:
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Just having fun! From the Kanniedood bird hide.

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Impalas fighting, near the Tamboti turn-off on the H7:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:40 pm 
This near Crookes' Corner, Pafuri, September.

He appears to be suffering from mange, but the most striking aspect was an engorged (swollen) and constantly jerking penis! :shock:

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Anyone any ideas!?


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Yes we saw one little baby yesterday, just after going on the S25. Lots of pregnant ewes waiting for the rain that came last night and we should see lots of babies soon.


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@ Richprins, Maybe he could have a disease, as he is in terrible condition and losing his fur. He could also be very old. shame :cry:

@ freespirit, When we go in December evrey year there are little lambs everywhere. According to Field Guide to the mammals of the Kruger National Park (Author Hieke Schutze), "Breed all year, with a lambing peak of a few weeks in spring and autumn." Hope this helps :D

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 Post subject: Antelope: Impala question
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Does anyone know what the latest number count is of the Impala in Kruger? Also, what is the top running speed of an Impala. Thanks

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There are over 100.000 impalas in Kruger according to the last census. Far from threatened in other words, though the blackfaced impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi) is threatened. The latest count for that one is around 2000, most of which live in Etosha NP.
The topspeed gave me a bit of a search, but I found this bit:
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A 50 kg pronghorn antelope Antilocapra americana can run
at 100kmh-1 (Garland, 1983), but other artiodactyls of similar
body mass such as a roe deer Capreolus capreolus
(Gambaryan, 1974), impala Aepyceros melampus (Alexander
et al. 1977) or chamois Rupicapra rupicapra (Gambaryan,
1974) can only achieve approximately half of that speed.
Because of the similarities in body form and size of all of these
animals, it is surprising that the pronghorn antelope can run
twice as fast as the others. It is not yet fully understood why
some animals of a given body size can run so much faster than
others.

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So it would be able to run at around 50 km/h...

They can jump distances more than 9 meters and 2.5 meters high.

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Thank you for the quick response and answer.

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So it would be able to run at around 50 km/h...
They can jump distances more than 9 meters and 2.5 meters high.

I can certainly vouch for this after seeing an Impala last week running for its very life with a pack of wild dogs snapping at its heels. :shock:

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