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Black Wildebeest

Scientific Name: Connochaetes gnou

Subspecies: none

Distribution: South Africa ( lives on game farms in Namibia)

Habitat: Open grass veld and subdesert steppes.

Description: Middle-sized animal of the Gnu-family with a weight of 150 - 170 kg and a shoulder-height of 120 cm. General colour dark brown to jet black and its tail is pure white. A characteristic feature of the White-tailed Gnu is that its face has a large brush-like tuft of stiff hairs pointing upwards, as well as a large and massive mane, the latter often leading to mistaken estimations as to the height of the animal.

Hunting method: Stalking

Hunting available in: South Africa and Namibia.

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