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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:02 pm 
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anyone noticed that prior to horns developing on impala , you can tell the differance in sexes by looking at the head ??
i noticed the black markings of the little females extended more to where the horns should be on top of the head.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Driving Crocodile River Road in December 2008 we spent a lot of time at the "impala service station". Enjoy!
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Mgoddard wrote:
...here is a pic of a 'white" impala that I have seen many times this week around the Shingwedzi area on the road to the Kanniedood Dam, S50. I think it is said that he is an Albino or (lukinistic)...

We've seen this same Impala driving from Shingwedzi on the S50.
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Few Impalas did gave birth but alot still got to deliver.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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on the 26th oct this year i saw my first little one for the season between tshokwane and skukuza :D

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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I have a question. Do Impala have twins...

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Just strange, but 2 days ago I saw a couple of Impala ewes which still seemed to be pregnant!
Also, far fewer lambs than usual...

Maybe it's just the local area?(S-25)


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RP, I noted a few in this area as well on Thursday, big ewes that is. There are youngsters that vary in age by a month or two, never seen this before.


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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A week ago we also noticed the same thing in the Lower Sabie area. I also wondered if this was normal.

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As promised my white impala
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Although the most common antelope one comes across in the Kruger Park and often photographed I wonder if other forumites have the same problem as I do when trying to photograph Impala. When I raise my camera the Impala become very skittish and what was a nice pose suddenly deterioates into a no-no shot. Or just as you are about to click, in walks another impala which also ruins the shot.
I managed to get this photo in the rain without the impala bolting away or an 'intruder' spoiling the shot.
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Hi adw - that's a great shot.

I have not really ever noticed the impies being skittish - then again I hardly photograph them!

I suppose they are a major prey animal, so they are constantly on high alert for irregularaties in their environment!

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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true or false?

in some books you can read that impala and springbok are able to sort of control the time they give birth...usually waiting until the first heavy rains come...at least once this "story" has also been told to me by a SAN Parks guide (Andre from Twee Rivieren) - now on my latest trip to KNP the female guide from BED said this was not true, a complete myth...so who's right and who's wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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"While young are born after seven months, the mother has the ability to delay giving birth for an additional month if conditions are harsh. When giving birth a female impala will isolate herself from the herd despite numerous attempts by the male to keep her in his territory."

You can read more on :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impala

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Hi Louis, I would like to see that confirmed by a reputable source, not just Wikipedia. Though I also often use Wikipedia for many things, it is notorious for not being 100% accurate. I have also heard this often, but believe it to be more in the order of two weeks rather than a month. Pity I don't have the full Smithers... :cry:

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