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And so on the question as to whether impala or reedbuck tastes better, the parliament finds more deliberation is necessary.

Mzingo, Eye of the Beholder

Impalas are antelopes that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands.


In the Real World

Impalas have sleek brown coats broken by an area of darker brown fur on their back. They also have stripes on their rumps like the letter M. Their underbellies and the undersides of their tails are white in color. Male impalas have a pair of long, slender horns. Males have really thick skin that protect their head and neck against wounds in battle.

In The Lion Guard

Impalas in The Lion Guard look similar to real-life impalas.


Impalas are antelopes native to Africa. They are foragers that feed mainly off of grasses and foliage, and are adaptable enough to not need to migrate long distances, unlike other antelope. Male impalas are larger than females, who also lack the horns that are present on males. They can run up to eighty km/h in a zig zag, and jump up to three meters high. They live in herds of up to 100 during the non-breeding season. There are twice as many female impalas than males. Half of all newborns get eaten.


Eye of the Beholder

During one of Mzingo's Committee's meetings in the Outlands, Mzingo announces that their parliament has decided that the question as to whether impala or reedbuck tastes better requires more deliberation.

The Call of the Drongo

Hearing a voice

Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu attempt to hunt a herd of impalas, chasing after them as they flee. The Lion Guard arrives and stops the hyenas, allowing the impalas to graze in peace. However, they are soon disrupted again by the sound of Tamaa impersonating Kion's voice, announcing that the hyenas are back in the Pride Lands and that they need to run to the Outlands. Though at first they ignore him, Thurston obeys, panicking loudly, which causes the impala herd to flee into the Outlands with the hyenas pursuing them. They stampede through a canyon until they reach a dead end, where they begin to settle down.

The hyenas begin to sneak up on them, but are once again foiled by the Lion Guard. The Guard then leads the impalas back to safety in the Pride Lands.

Beshte and the Hippo Lanes

Several Impalas are seen running through the Flood Plains alongside zebras and sable antelopes while singing Makin' Hippo Lanes.

Ono and the Egg

Some Impalas are seen when Mpishi and Mwoga sing about their personal favorite meals

Let Sleeping Crocs Lie

The impalas are seen when Makuu and Kiburi have a Mashindano

Beshte and the Beast

Some impalas can be seen when Shujaa laments about his accidental destruction.

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