Black Wildebeest (Connochaetes Gnou)

The Black Wildebeest is not as common and widely available as the Blue Wildebeest. These animals mostly live in the Karoo areas of South Africa with open grass fields.

In Afrikaans the name is Swart wildebees and in Hottentot, Gnu.

Large Black Wildebeest bulls can weigh up to 190 kg and average horn length on bulls is 25”. Both males and females have horns. The bulls can reach a shoulder height of 115cm high.

The Black Wildebeest also makes a snort sound. The track of this animal is up to 9 cm long

They eat mostly grass. They are found in small and big herds, with only one big male in the group. The younger bulls form their own groups.

Calves are born after a gestation period of 250 days.