Both male and female grow horns which are sharp and curved. They can weigh up to 600 pounds and can reach a height of 4.5 ft. at the shoulders with a body length of about 8 ft. With large shaggy heads, strong upper body and thin legs, they look like they are made up of several different animals. The wildebeest can live up to 20 years.
Newborn calves weigh about 45 pounds and are able to stand within minutes of birth. In just a few days they are ready to travel with the herd staying close to the mothers. Because they travel in large herds, they are better able to protect themselves from attack by predators like the crocodile, lion, cheetah and others.
This is Day 23 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge.