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. Only the rams have horns which are lyre-shaped, and reach a length of 700mm.
The horns have strong ridges and the tips are far apart. They are circular in section and hollow at the base. Their arch-like structure helps the animal to interlock the horns and throw off the opponent. We use the bone and horn from the Impala. The Impala bone is a longer narrow bone perfect for a smaller handle.