The impala is one of the most common and most graceful of all Africa’s antelopes. A slender, agile creature, it can clear formidable obstacles and run at speeds faster than 35 MPH. They use their tremendous speed and agility to avoid predators. Males are called rams, and females, ewes.
Most young impalas are born around mid-day as this is the safest time to give birth since most of their enemies are resting. Half of all newborns are killed by predators within the first few weeks of life.