Wildebeest - Black

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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

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