White-bearded Wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus

The wildebeest is known for its annual migration across the plains of Africa in search of greener pastures. Up to 1.5 million of these large antelopes travel over 1,800 miles every year. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest fall prey along the way to lions, hyenas and other predators that follow the herds.

Fact File

heightHeight: 6.5 to 7 ft
weightWeight: 350 to 500 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Savannah and open woodland
dietDiet: Grass