One of the common species pairings - wildebeest and zebra. It has been said that the species compliment each other, like baboon and impala, because the zebra have great eyesight whilst the wildebeest bring a sensitive nose to the party. Recent work by Nairobi University has shown that grazing equines and bovines together increases the weight gain of both. This is thought to be because the equines will graze/browse on coarser vegetation leaving the finer herbs for the bovines.
The blue wildebeest, also called the common wildebeest, white-bearded wildebeest or brindled gnu, is a large antelope and one of the two species of wildebeest. It is placed in the genus ''Connochaetes'' and family Bovidae and has a close taxonomic relationship with the black wildebeest. The blue wildebeest is known to have five subspecies. This broad-shouldered antelope has a muscular, front-heavy appearance, with a distinctive robust muzzle.