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Blue Wildebeest

Scientific Name: Connochaetes Taurinus

Subspecies: Whitebearded Wildebeest (C.t. mearnsi) Cookson's Wildebeest (C.t. Cooksoni)

Distribution: Blue Wildebeest: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa and Namibia. Whitebearded Wildebeest: Tanzania and Kenya Cookson's Wildebeest: Luangwa Valley in Zambia.

Habitat: Found in all kinds of Bush, but prefers open grassy plains with thorny bushes.

Description: Only Blue Wildebeest is descriped here as the difference between it and the other two supspecies is minimal. The Blue Wildebeest is a big animal of the Gnu-family, and weighs upto 300 kg with a shoulderheight of upto 140 cm. General colour dull slaty grey. The horns are similar to the horns of the Buffalo, only much smaller.

Hunting method: Pursch

Hunting available in: Blue Wildlebeest: Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Namibia White-bearded Wildebeest: Tanzania. Cooksonk's Wildebeest: Zambia ( and only in Lluangwa Valley)

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