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Male impala form small bachelor herds during both the wet and dry seasons. These bachelor herds are generally smaller than herds of females, numbering around 4 members, compared to upwards of 10. Juvenile males begin to join bachelor herds at 8 months of age. Within the herds, bachelor males are less territorial toward each other than males in mixed herds. These males maintain, on average, a relatively large distance of approximately 2.5–3 meters (8.2–9.8 ft) between them. However, bachelor males exhibit reciprocal grooming despite occasional aggressive interactions between bachelors.

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Photo capture date & Location: 2018-08 Segaia Bush Retreat

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Taken on August 18, 2018