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Blue wildebeest

Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus) - it is an antelope closely related to brindled gnu, from which they can be distinguished only by the presence of white hair on the chin and throat. They inhabit the grasslands of the African savannah.

Body length of this antelope achieves up to 230 cm, height at the withers circa 130 cm, and it weighs up to 250 kg.

The female usually gives birth to one calf after a gestation period of about 8-8.5 months. The newly born calf would already be running alongside its mother after just a few hours. It can suckle the mother for up to 8 months, although it begins eating grass after a week.

One of the most amazing things that can be observed today in southern and eastern Africa is the great wildebeest migration - throughout the year, following the rain, pulling hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, first to the north, then to the south.


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