Blue Wildebeest facts

Blue Wildebeest facts – The blue wildebeests is one of the famous wild animals in both the Serengeti national park of Tanzania and in Maasai Mara national park of Kenya which is one of the main attractions which bring in a lot of people all over the world and it is so amazing during the wildebeest migration event in the above parks. The blue wildebeests have got a front-heavy profile, cow-like horns and a dark colouration. The first time travelers have mistaken it to be the larger buffaloes not until they are corrected by the safari guide that it is a blue wildebeest. The blue wildebeest is categorized as an antelope which belongs to the sub family Alcelaphinae as well as the topi, the blesbok, and the hartebeest. These are the 5 interesting facts about the blue Wildebeests.

  1. The blue wildebeests are in five different species and it can be differentiated by their size plus colouration. There is the western-beard Wildebeests of the Serengeti reserve which has got white beard and the beards of the wildebeests found in the southern Africa are black.
  2. It is note a must that all wildebeests do the migration, the blue wildebeests make small groups which comprise of many females as well as some males plus their off springs. These do remain behind in the same area almost every year. The females in the group exercise aggressiveness and dominion, they therefore don’t allow another intruder to join their territories.
  3. About 80% or 90% calves of the wildebeests are born at the same time in around one to two weeks and this always at the beginning of the rainy season when there is plenty of fresh green pastures growing and the rainy season enables the females to produce enough milk. Due to the massive numbers of predators, there is less impacts on the increasing populations of the wildebeests.
  4. Good numbers of the blue wildebeest was lost in the Kalahari region of Botswana in the days of the drought and their migration routes were also blocked by the cordon veterinary fences.
  5. The blue wildebeest try to separate themselves from the feeding competitions they encounter with Zebras. The zebra like grazing alongside with the wildebeests but the zebras are picky while feeding, they like tall and longer grasses due their strong digestive systems. While as blue wildebeests prefer to feed on shorter grasses since their broad muscle allows them to carry out their healthy grazing effectively.

Blue Wildebeest facts – 5 interesting Facts about the Blue Wildebeest