Wildebeest - Black
The black wildebeest or white-tailed gnu (Connochaetes gnou) is one of the two closely related wildebeest species. The black wildebeest is characterised by its white, long, horse-like tail. It also has a dark brown to black coat and long, dark-coloured hair between its forelegs and under its belly. The black wildebeest is a herbivore, and almost the whole diet consists of grasses. There are three distinct social groups: the female herds, the bachelor herds and the territorial bulls. They are fast runners, and communicate using a variety of visual and vocal communication. The black wildebeest inhabits open plains, grasslands and Karoo shrublands.
WEIGHT MALE: 180 KG
WEIGHT FEMALE: 155 KG
SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 120 CM
SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 108 CM
MATING SEASON: FEBRUARY – APRIL MAY DIFFER FROM AREA TO AREA
Weights & shoulder heights are averages