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Blue Wildebeest

Blue Wildebeest
South Africa

Blue Wildebeest

About

The blue wildebeest, also called the common wildebeest, white-bearded wildebeest or brindled gnu, is a large antelope and one of the two species of wildebeest.

Fun Facts
  • Large herds of wildebeest are located in the plains and acacia of eastern Africa.
  • Strictly grazers, wildebeest prefer short grass. They are unable to go without water for more than a few days.
  • Wildebeest are the preferred prey of lions and spotted hyena. Although the animals have no camouflage coloring, they get some protection from gathering in large herds.
Conservation

Lowest risk; does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.