A weird animal: the Wildebeest
Wildebeest are found only on Africa's southern and eastern
savannahs from Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia to Zambia
The wildebeest belongs to the family Bovidae, called Bovids.
Other members of the bovid family include cows, buffalo,
bison, antelopes, sheep, big horn sheep, water bucks,
and yaks. All of which you can find out more about on our
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Members of this family have cloven hooves. The highest
diversity of bovids are found in Africa. Bovids are grazers
and live where grasslands are plentiful.
Wildebeest grow to weigh between 550 and 600 pounds and are
7 and 1/2 feet in length with an additional 3 feet for their
tails. They only get to about 4 feet high at their shoulders.
Wildebeest can live up to 21 years if kept in a zoo but
in the wild they usually don't live nearly that long. The
male horns can grow to 32 inches across.
Wildebeest live in herds, some of which can be quite large
numbering in the thousands. They are not territorial animals
and the herds move from location to location depending upon
the availability of food and water. They migrate most of
Wildebeest are also called the brindled gnu or blue antelope.
Wildebeest look like they are a cross from antelopes, horses
and cows. A wildebeest calf bleat like a lamb.
The biggest predator the wildebeest has are crocodiles.
Often wildebeest will cross rivers to get to greener
pastures and when that happens, they make easy prey for
the crocs. You can find out more about the crocodile on
our stuffed crocodile page.
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