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Blue wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus

Description:

The blue wildebeest is also known as the common wildebeest, white-bearded wildebeest, and bridled gnu. It is a large antelope, with males weighing up to 640 pounds and females up to 570 pounds. Males have darker coloration than females.

Habitat:

They prefer the open range and dry woodlands of both Southern and East Africa. They are herbivores.

Notes:

This specimen, together with numerous others, were seen at the Rhino & Lion Park outside Johannesburg.

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Rustenburg Local Municipality, North West, South Africa

Lat: -25.57, Long: 27.46

Spotted on May 27, 2011
Submitted on Feb 15, 2014

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