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 Post subject: Re: Impala LOVE <3
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:26 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:08 pm 
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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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I've fed SO on bread and water for the last 3 months to be able to return in late October/early November
and I'm hoping to see the first results of all that rutting!


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Nice photos Granjan.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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Just what I want to see, Val! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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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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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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BTW is it still a Rooibok or is it now a Witbok ? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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An Impala approaches the water at Gardenia Hide.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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An Impala drinking at Gardenia Hide in the Kruger National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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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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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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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!

ww29


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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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:18 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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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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 Post subject: Re: Impala Lambs
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November is a very special time to be in Kruger to see the many Impala lambs. Last year November we saw many lambs on the Skukuza- Tshokwane road. Wish I was there.

bushbuck87 wrote:
Seen first newborn lambs S65 and today 15 november at Makhadzi.
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 Post subject: Re: Antelope: Impala
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I left Kruger on the 9th November and sadly didn't see any newborns.

HOWEVER, I saw something much rarer............................


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a leucistic impala spotted at Mpondo!!!!!!!!!!!!


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