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Latin name

 

Connochaetes taurinus

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

1,5 m (m) 1,35 (f) Both sexes carry horns

Weight

 

250 kg (m) 180 kg (f)

Colour

 

Greyish brown, appearing slate blue in certain lights, with darker vertical stripes on neck and flanks. Black, erect mane and horselike tail.

Appearance

 

The black wildebeest, which is shorter and lighter than the blue wildebeest. The former as a yellowish-white tail that almost reaches the ground.

Habitat

 

Open savanna, woodland with short grass; open grass plains. Water essential.