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Blue Wildebeest

Connochaeates taurinus


This ox-like animal is a dark grey-brown with darker vertical stripes on the neck and flank. the face, mane, beard, throat hairs and horse-like tail are black. The calf has a slight reddish-brown colour and short erect horns.


Open bush veld with plenty of shortish grass and sufficient water.


The calf is 2 - 3 days old. Also known as Brindle Gnu

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Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Lat: -25.37, Long: 31.01

Spotted on Dec 3, 2016
Submitted on Dec 3, 2016

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