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Wildebeest fighting


Wildebeest is a large antelope found in acacia savannah plains, most of the woodlands and grasslands of east and South Africa. Wildebeest live in constantly moving herds. T hey always search for food and fresh water, and like to spend most of their time near water sources.

Being polygamous, female wildebeest mate with several males during rainy seasons which, in Tanzania, occur between March and April. The female bear only a single calf. Shortly after birth, the calf is able to keep up with the herd as well as running from predators. Calves spend most of the time with their mothers. They become stronger within ten days, during this period they can manage to eat grass.

The wildebeest of Serengeti (Tanzania) migrate in a herd of more than 1.5million. They travel across the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya and back again to the Serengeti. During migration, more than 260,000 wildebeest lose their lives. Wildebeest are targeted by predators like crocodiles, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas.

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