Sinonimi: Aepyceros melampus
African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps; SYN. Aepyceros melampus.
African antelope Aepyceros melampus found from Kenya to South Africa in savannas and open woodland. The body is sandy brown. Males have lyre-shaped horns up to 75 cm/2.5 ft long. Impala grow up to 1.5 m/5 ft long and 90 cm/3 ft tall. They live in herds and spring high in the air when alarmed.