Kruger Park Mammals - Blue Wildebeest
The Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) is also know as the Brindled Gnu in other parts of Africa, due to the call it makes which sounds like a repeated "genuuu, genuuu". The Kruger's Wildebeest can weigh up to 300kg's and live up to 15 years.
Kruger Park Blue Wildebeest Distribution Map
The Blue Wildebeest occurs almost all over the park, in various habitats, and the larger herds of Wildebeest of over 100 animals can be found in the Satara, Mlondozi and Crocodile Bridge areas of the Kruger Park. In these areas Blue Wildebeest fall prey mainly to Cheetah, Lion, Spotted Hyaena and Leopard.
More Information On Kruger's Blue Wildebeest
Blue Wildebeest are active throughout the day and night, singular male Wildebeest or small herds are often found with or amongst herds of Zebra and Impala. Blue Wildebeest are grazers and prefer short green grass and drink daily in the Kruger, mostly during the afternoons, this is when they become potential prey for one of their main predators, the Nile Crocodile.
Kruger Park Blue Wildebeest Gallery