|Blue Wildebeest (Gnu), Connochaetes taurinus
The Ngorongorno Crater, Tanzania
The Wildebeest is a large antelope, weight about 250
kg, and is easy to recognize by its clumsy
appearance. It has been described as having the forequarters of an ox,
the hindquarter of an antelope, and the tail of a horse.
The head is very massive, and the face is covered by a tuft of thick
black hairs. It has a long black mane over the neck and shoulders and a
beard of white or black stiff hairs under the throat. Both sexes has
horns which are pointing backward and inwards.