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Black Wildebeest


Black Wildebeest
Black Wildebeest
Habitat

Seasonal plains and open woodlands of South Africa.

Wild Diet

Grass and scrub

Behaviour

The black wildebeest, otherwise known as a white tailed gnu, inhabits the seasonal plains and open woodlands of South Africa which they migrate across, forming large ‘super herds’ with other species including zebra, elephants, antelope and gazelles.

Threats

Threats to this animal include hunting and habitat loss. Natural predators include lions.

Conservation

Wild herds of black wildebeest were nearly extinct a hundred years ago through over hunting. Now they are protected in game reserves in their native South Africa, and zoos worldwide have contributed to the population.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Connochaetes gnou
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Bovidae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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