Monday, 18 February 2013

Blue Wildebeest

Walking in a herd with some small ones
Also called the Common Wildebeest, these are large antelope. Males can grow up to 1.5m and weigh 275kg. Dark grey with a bigger and heavier chest than backside. Darker vertical stripes on the neck. Black tail. The young ones are more brown in colour. Their habitat is savanna tree veld and open grass fields. Drinking water is a necessity. (Blouwildebees - Connochaetes taurinus)

Lying on the ground
Two young ones

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