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Blue Wildebees

Connochaetes taurinus

Description:

The blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), also called the common wildebeest or the white-bearded wildebeest, is a large antelope and one of two species of wildebeest.Males can grow to a 145 cm (57 in) shoulder height and attain a body mass of over 275 kg (610 lb).They range the open plains, bushveld, and dry woodlands of Southern and East Africa, living for more than 20 years. The male is highly territorial, using scent markings and other devices to protect his domain. The largest population is in the Serengeti, numbering over one million animals. They are a major prey item for lions, hyenas, and crocodiles.

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3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Hi Wendy,
I have created a Mission for East Africa and cordially invite you to add you serengeti photos to this new mission.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4028...

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 6 years ago

Thank you Gilma!

Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing, Wendy Clapham.

Wendy Clapham
Spotted by
Wendy Clapham

Mkhambathini Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 14, 2014
Submitted on Jan 14, 2014

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