Impala (Aepyceros melampus), one of the most abundant African antelopes. Impala are about 40 in (102 cm) high and red-brown in color. Males have long, black, lyre-shaped horns. Animals of the woodland edge, impala live in big herds in the dry season, breaking up into single-male harems in the wetter months for breeding. Impala herds of 10 associate with baboons for protection against predators.