Wildebeest Full Skull

The dark silver-grey body is marks with dark vertical bands on the front quarters. Blue wildebeest are characterised by a long black mane and a beard of hair hanging from the throat and neck. Both sexes grow short curved horns. In adult bulls the horns are heavily bossed. Bulls weigh upto 250kg and measure around 1.5m at the shoulders. Cows are slightly smaller, measuring 1.4m at the shoulder and with a mass of 180kg.

Behaviour – Seasonal migration was an optimised survival strategy which allowed the effective use of resources over larger areas. This is a gregarious herbivore, occurring in herds ranging from ten to a few thousand individuals. Bulls maintain territories when the herd is sedentary.

Where they are found – Distribution is concentrated to the north-eastern regions of South Africa. Not regarded as endangered, but mostly found in conservation Ares. Also widely distributed in countries north of South Africa



60cm H x 48cm W x 30cm D (approx.)