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Blue wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus


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.


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


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

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Rustic 41
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Rustic 41

Rustenburg Local Municipality, North West, South Africa

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

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