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wildebeest 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. Blue wildebeest,Botswana,Connochaetes taurinus,Geotagged,Summer,Tokyo Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

wildebeest

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.

    comments (5)

  1. Beautiful! Posted 2 years ago
    1. thanks Lisa Posted 2 years ago
  2. That's so interesting how they interact and benefit each other. Posted 2 years ago
  3. The Black-and-white gives a really poignant effect - nice. Posted 2 years ago
    1. thanks Barry Posted 2 years ago

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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.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Jul 16, 2019. Captured Mar 8, 2019 15:38 in Ngamiland North, Botswana.
  • Canon EOS-1D X
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 560mm