The impala is a medium-sized antelope found in eastern and southern Africa. The impala reaches 70–92 centimetres (28–36 inches) at the shoulder and weighs 40–76 kg (88–168 lb). It features a glossy, reddish brown coat.

The lyre-shaped 45–92 centimetres (18–36 inches) long horns are only carried by the rams, but the herd’s propensity to bunch together in the dense brush can make it easy to make a mistake.