Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus
Male: 4 - 5 ft; Female 3 - 5 ft at the shoulder
Male: 400 - 600 lbs; Female 300 - 360 lbs
Herbivore chow and Timothy hay
Status: Least Concern
Open and wooded grasslands from Kenya to South Africa
Fabric of Africa
Starting in May, wildebeests begin a mass migration that lasts eight months. It is the single largest migration of wildlife in the world. Migrations may contain as many as one million wildebeests and up to half a million plains zebra and Thomson’s gazelles traveling with them. This migration takes the form of long columns, stretching thousands of miles. Visitors and natives say the ground trembles under their stampeding hooves.