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Latin name

 

Connochaetes gnou

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

1,2 m

Weight

 

100 - 180 kg

Colour

 

Very dark brown, appearing black at a distance, the face darker than the body. Mane dark-tipped but lighter at base and erect; fringe of long hair from chest to fore-belly. Long, yellowish-white tail almost reaches the ground.

Appearance

 

Blue wildebeest, but smaller. The blue wildebeest is dark grey, has a blackish tail and has dark, vertical stripes on its neck.

Habitat

 

Open grassland and bushveld.