A very special delay!

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As part of our series on sharing interesting facts about our wildlife – including their peculiar habits and down-right bizarre behaviours – this week’s ‘Weird & Wonderful Animal Fact’ is on the Impala antelope.

The name ‘Impala’ come from the Zulu language meaning ‘gazelle’. Female impala can delay giving birth for a month if the weather conditions are harsh and the sex ratio among impala is weighed in favour of the female, with twice as many females born each year.

The picture above shows an Impala mum caring for her new-born. The picture below shows a herd of Impala moving across an open area.

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Pictures by Christian Sperka – Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Wildlife Photographer – Thanda Private Game Reserve

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