Definitions for IMPALAɪmˈpæl ə, -ˈpɑ lə
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im•pal•aɪmˈpæl ə, -ˈpɑ lə(n.)(pl.)-pal•as; -pal•a.
an African antelope, Aepyceros melampus, the male of which has ringed, lyre-shaped horns.
Origin of impala:
1870–75; < Zulu
impala, Aepyceros melampus(noun)
African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps
An African antelope Aepyceros melampus noted for its leaping ability; the male has ridged, curved horns,
The impala is a medium-sized African antelope. Its height ranges between 75 and 95 cm and it weighs between 40 and 60 kg. It is found in savannas and thick bushveld in Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland, Mozambique, northern Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, northeastern South Africa, and Uganda. It can be found in numbers of up to two million.
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