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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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At those extreme numbers, migratory wildebeests exert large positive effects across the ecosystem.
The wildebeests won this particular encounter because they behaved contrary to the expectations and hopes of the wild dogs.
and, of course, we want to witness the main attraction of a northern safari this time of year, a wildebeest crossing of the mara river.
With only two wildebeests lost to crocodiles, most of the flock successfully reached the far side of the river and continued their migration after a brief rest.
The father-son bonding of Samson and Ryan is too close to The Lion King for comfort, including the wildebeest stampede sequence and the fiery finale.
Far more enlivening is the voice work of Eddie Izzard as a koala at odds with his cuddly image, and William Shatner as an evil dance-happy wildebeest ("I am Kazar.
THE club with a couple of white elephants on its shirts has witnessed a pair of wounded wildebeest (Messrs Kenwright and Gregg) going skull-to-skull over the past month, much to the dismay of fans.
Wildebeests team coach Peter Strydom confessed: "John Plumtree has helped us out a great deal.
Invigorated by your contact with these creative cultural expressions of wildebeests, you return to your physiology lesson.
The Mara River is world famous for its role as a migratory crossing for wildlife, particularly the great annual migration of the wildebeests.