This is the most common antelope of the bushveld regions of South Africa. Impala are fast runners and are known for their leaping ability, reaching heights up to 9.8 ft (3m). This leaping ability is used to evade some of the large cat predators that prey on the Impala. It is a very graceful, rufous-fawn antelope, with white underparts. A black stripe extends from the top of the rump down the back of each thigh. The lower hind legs have glands beneath tufts of black hair.