wildebeest

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wildebeest:

see gnugnu
or wildebeest
, large African antelope, genus Connochaetes. Its heavy head and humped shoulders resemble those of a buffalo, while the compact hindquarters are like those of a horse. The gnu has a beard, a short, erect mane, and a long, flowing tail.
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Later, in the 1980s, elephants were removed by poachers and trees regenerated in abundance forming dense thickets (fire having been reduced through grazing by wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus; Sinclair 1995).