Saddleback Impala

Scientific Name:

Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi

Not subspecies, but a colour variant of the Impala


  • Medium-sized, lightly built antelope
  • Coat is shiny with a dark brown marking, saddle shaped on the back and lighter brown around the neck, passing through on the flanks and outer leg surfaces


It is a mixed forager, whose diet consists of grasses, forbs, monocots, dicots and foliage. It switches between grazing and browsing depending on the season and habitat. Water is an essential requirement.


The impala inhabits savanna grasslands and woodlands close to water sources.