Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Isolated Impala Babies

During breeding season the female impala is able to delay giving birth for an additional month if the conditions are harsh.

Picture from One Kind

Typically after six or seven months the mother will isolate herself from the herd to give birth.  If weather and territory conditions are not ideal, the female will hold off on giving birth until things improve.  After giving birth the female will keep the fawn isolated for a few days before returning to the herd.

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