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Antelope: Impala

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Re: Impala LOVE <3

Unread postby Radman » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:28 am

Leo who can resit taking pictures of these guys they are also my daughters favorite and believe me I have to stop at each sighting of these guys

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Re: Impala LOVE <3

Unread postby leo21 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:07 am

:clap: they are so stunning. My husband to be always respons "ahh not bokkies again" when im behind the wheel il always stop. I think starting to count them wil be quite intresting :hmz:
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Re: Impala LOVE <3

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:26 am

Impis are AWESOME .. KNP McDonalds and always an awesome sighting ... when you enter or have not seen something for quite some time :)

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby granjan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:08 pm

I love impala and if I have a quiet day am quite happy to sit and watch them. I was in Kruger in April and was fascinated watching the rutting behaviour. The noise at times was tremendous and the face pulling would have won prizes in the playground!

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and I'm hoping to see the first results of all that rutting!

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:19 pm

Nice photos Granjan.

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby granjan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:24 pm

Just what I want to see, Val! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:35 pm

Granjan :thumbs_up:


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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby Herman » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:20 pm

Saw this one near Gommondwane in June - we thought it was rather unusual for it to survive that long - it was almost fully grown. Or is it a myth that a white animal would be more visible to predators and therefore eliminated first ?
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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby Herman » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:23 pm

BTW is it still a Rooibok or is it now a Witbok ? :?

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:27 pm

An Impala approaches the water at Gardenia Hide.

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:27 pm

An Impala drinking at Gardenia Hide in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby cptphotographer » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:57 am

I don't care how "tough" you think you are, I bet you simply cannot help but feel sorry for this youngster. I just love Impala.

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby kallis1786 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Hi,

ww29 wrote:Hi Forumites

i have just come back from a wonderful (albeit wet) weekend at the Kruger. While there my mom and i noticed how many of the impala were sitting down in the bush / grass. Is this because of the rain? Why do they do this? my mom and i haven't noticed it before (we normally go to Kruger in the dry winter season) so is the behaviour related to the weather.

Thanks! told my mom is one of the forumits doesn't know the answer then there is no answer!

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Hi ww29.

I have seen this behaviour over the past in the North of Kruger, During the rains, they do sit down under the trees. I think it is because the Impala's do not like getting wet, This is just my prediction because I have seen baby Impala's sit under a tree in perfectly sunny weather.

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby Trentonskeeper » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:18 pm

Wanted to add some pics to this page, I love impala and they are so often forgotten cause everyone wants to see the Big 5.

We sat and watched these to playing around, reminded me of how my hubby plays with his sons.

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Re: Antelope: Impala

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:21 am

Good morning all.

Just a notifier to all.

The first Impala lambs have arrived. Saw 2 very young ones on Marula loop Sunday. Ewes are all very big and more will drop their young shortly


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