Despite its’ cow-like appearance the Common Wildebeest is a species of African antelope. Their box-like face, shaggy mane, pointed beard, curved horns and heavily built chest and slender hindquarters give them a unique appearance.
Wildebeest are nomadic grazers; constantly moving in the search of fresh grass and succulent plants after the seasonal rains.
The Wildebeest migration is an incredible phenomenon. Sadly, it has declined drastically across Africa’s migratory corridors. This decline is caused by loss of habitat, the fragmentation of the habitat that remains, as well as the effects of droughts and poaching.
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