Common Wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus

Size: Up to 1.4m high
Habitat: Plains and grassland
Feeding: Grass

The Common Wildebeest is also called the Blue Wildebeest. It is an antelope with a brown coat, a long face, humped back, a beard and a long tail. Both sexes have horns but the male horns are heavier.

They are social animals and live in large herds sometimes numbering many thousands.

They have a lifespan of 12 years.

Wildebeest are famous for their annual migration when millions of animals migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzani to the Masai Mara in Kenya to find food in the dry season.

These photos were taken in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, the Selous  National Park, Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.









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