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Animal Facts

1Wildebeest reproduce in a system called 'swamping' in which all calves in the herd are born within a relatively short period of time.  Because young calves are very vulnerable to predation, predators can only catch so many calves before they reach a size where they are less vulnerable.

They can be found in herds of 10-1,000 and may migrate hundreds of miles through the year or be in herds that are sedentary with a territory of only 1 square kilometer.

Weigh on average around 300 pounds. While they can live up to 20 years in human care, average is early to mid-teens.


Eastern and southern Africa.

Lives at Audubon Zoo

Animal Facts