By Josie  December 20th, 2023

The Beautiful Moment a Baby Impala Learns How to Walk

Nature is harsh and waits for no one – predators are always lurking around the corner and you have to be able to escape in order to survive.

Although its legs are a touch wobbly it’s nonetheless a most impressive sight to see how this baby impala learns how to walk just moments after being born.

A newborn impala, with its delicate and unsteady legs, takes its first steps under the watchful eye of its mother.

The Footage

This shows how nature’s pace is both patient and swift. For a newborn impala, the journey to mobility is a quick one.

Typically, within just 30 minutes to an hour after birth, a baby impala is expected to stand and walk.

How Long Does It Take?

Although wobbly at first, it's insanely impressive seeing as, for us humans, it can take as long as 18 months!

At birth, a baby impala is a marvel of nature’s design, weighing only about 11 pounds and standing a mere couple of feet tall.

How Big Are Baby Impalas?

This small size, however, is a strategic advantage, allowing the newborn to hide in tall grasses and avoid predators.

Impalas, like many other species, typically give birth to a single offspring at a time.

How Many Babies Do Impalas Have?

This strategy ensures that the mother can devote full attention and resources to the newborn, increasing its chances of survival.

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