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Blue Wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus


A large antelope with short haired hide that has a silvery blue sheen. Wildebeest is Dutch for "Wild Beast" in Afrikaans, yet it also is called a gnu. This was taken in Ngorongoro Crater with a Canon Elan IIe.


They inhabit the plains and open woodlands of Southern and East Africa, migrate to find new pastures and group together with zebras, especially in open areas. In East Africa, it is the most abundant big game species.

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DanielePralong 8 years ago

You're welcome Amy. Looking forward to see more from you.

AmySuplicki 8 years ago

Yup, good catch, Daniele! I realized my mistake, and I was already in the middle of changing it when you caught that, but thanks for keeping me honest. There's a lot to look through here, and I look to forward to seeing more. Your rhino shots are incredible!

AjjRomine 8 years ago

It looks like an awesome experience!!! Very nice!

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi Amy, and welcome to Project Noah. Are you sure these are black wildebeest? The black wildebeest has white tail, which I can't really see in your picture. The blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) is more common the Ngorongoro area.

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Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Aug 4, 1998
Submitted on Dec 4, 2011

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