Blue Wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus


Habitat: Open woodland, scrubland and grassland

Weight: Male: 240-250 kilos | Female: 180-215 kilos

Diet: Herbivore — Mostly grasses

Lifespan: 15 years

Gestation Period: 8 months

Threats: Habitat loss • Poaching • Disease • Climatic extremes

A blue wildebeest  carefully moves through the wilderness while a storm brews in the background.

A blue wildebeest  carefully moves through the wilderness while a storm brews in the background.