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 COMMON NAME
Blue Wildebeest
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Connochaetes taurinus
(Burchell,1823)
Wildebeest are gregarious animals, concentrating in herds of up to a few thousand individuals, if conditions are propitious. There is no stable social groupings in the herd.
Wildebeest are exclusively grazers.
Cows give birth for the first time at the age of 3 years. One single calf is born strikingly different from the adults.
Herd of Wildebeest at Waterhole
Wildlife Picture taken in the Kruger National Park
 
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