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Name Of Gnu

Name Gnu
Male Name bull
Femle Name cow
Kids/Baby Name calf
Group Name herd
More About Gnu

  • An African antelope. Its heavy head and humped shoulders resemble those of a buffalo, while the compact hindquarters are like those of a horse.
  • As a result of its appearance, the animal is also known as a wildebeest - an African word meaning "wild beast".
  • The gnu has a beard, a short, erect mane, and a long, flowing tail.
  • Gnus are grazing animals and live in herds on open grassland.
  • Male and female Gnu have large horns that curve down, outward, and up.
  • Gnu calves can stand and run within three to seven minutes of being born.
  • At night white-bearded wildebeest sleep on the ground in rows; this provides them with the security of being in a group while allowing them space to run in case of an emergency.
  • This migration takes the form of long columns, stretching thousands of miles.
  • Predators such as lions and hyenas follow the herd while crocodiles wait hungrily in the rivers. They wait for a lone unhealthy gnu or youngster to break away from the others; wading into a herd of over one million hoofed animals for a meal is too dangerous.
  • They constantly move in an effort to locate new pastures.
  • The sight of a gnu migration, with its distinctive style of movement, is perhaps the most impressive group event in the animal kingdom
  • The white bearded gnu population has increased from around 100 000 animals in 1950 to roughly 1.5 million at present.
  • Eighty percent of gnu calves (up to half a million) are born within a two to three week period at the beginning of the rainy season.
  • More than a million creatures take part in the annual gnu migrations that are often regarded as the world's most incredible animal spectacle.
  • Rather than destroying the areas over which these migrations occur, the grazing and trampling of the grasses by such large herds helps to stimulate grass growth.

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