Less than an hour after birth, a young wildebeest can keep up with the herd.
Less than an hour after birth, a young wildebeest can keep up with the herd. This ability was designed by its Creator to increase its chance for survival. Traveling in large packs makes the wildebeest safer from predators. If a predator enters the pack while it is running, the predator is in danger of being killed by the herd itself. Also when traveling, wildebeest sleep in rows. This gives them protection, as well as a quick escape in case of danger in the night.
Yak, antelope, gazelle
CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Artiodactyla (even-toed hooves)
FAMILY: Bovidae (cloven-hooves; two-toed)
GENUS/SPECIES: Connochaetes gnou and C. taurinus with different subspecies (black wildebeest and blue wildebeest)
Size: 5–6 ft (1.2–1.5 m)
Weight: 300–600 lbs (140–275 kg)
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Plants; mostly grasses
Habitat: Savannas of Africa