Blue wildebeests (connochaetes) wear dark stripes on the throat and on the sides. They live all over in the open savannah of Namibia. They are social creatures and live in groups of 20 to 40 animals. Sometimes you see them in larger herds, the members of which are usually cows and calves, led by a bull. And there are herds consisting exclusively of bachelor bulls.
Wildebeests graze when it is cool, in the morning and late afternoon. In the hot time of the day, one finds them standing quietly under shady trees.
During the mating season, a bull occupies a territory, which he grimly defends. After an eight and a half months long gravity, the cow gives birth to one or two calves that are immediately able to walk. The life expectancy of the wildebeest lies between 15 and 20 years.
Game Reserves: Blue Wildebeests are particularly numerous in the Kgalagadi National Park (South Africa) and in the Etosha National Park (Namibia).