PLEASE VIEW LARGE – The Wildebeest – Connochaetes taurinus, roams the open grasslands of South Africa in large herds of up to 50. It always remains close to water supplies, grazing in the morning and late afternoon, and resting in the hot sun in between.
The head of the wildebeest is large and box-like. Both males and females have curving horns, that are close together at the base, but curve outward, inward and slightly backward. The body looks disproportionate, as the front end is heavily built, the hindquarters slender and the legs spindly. The wildebeest is grey with darker vertical stripes that look almost black from a distance.
I photographed this handsome guy in the Pilanesberg, South Africa