"Wildebeest" Masai Mara Game Reserve Favorite Tip by georeiser
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Favorite thing: The wildebeest, also known as "gnu", is the most numerous inhabitant in Masai Mara. It's the least graceful antelope, and a strange creature with brown fur and black beard. It lookes like a hybrid between a skinny cow and a Taliban warrier. The animal is so weird that lions dislike hunting it. The exception is when lions fail to catch another animal. I have seen zebras being hunted by lions when they ran zigzag between the slower wildebeest for distraction. But no way, the lions picked the zebra.
Each year, in July, a large number of wildebeest migrate from Serengeti, Tanzania, in search for fresh grass. And they return to Serengeti in October. The number of wildebeests is estimated to nearly 2 mill in Serengeti and Masai Mara. They say it's important for the ecosystem because the dung fertilizes the ground. I have never seen so much *** on the ground before.
The wildebeest is 1,4 meters high and weigh between 150 and 250 kg. The female will have their calves in the summer. The Wildebeest can live for more than 20 years. Wildebeest are often misspelled as Wildbeast or Wilderbeast.
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