Black Wildebeest
Black Wildebeest

Average Mass:
165 kg (365 lb)

Average Shoulder Height:
119 cm (47")

Rowland Ward:
58.11 cm (22 7/8 ")

72 Points

Black Wildebeest Spoor

Track: 89mm (3 1/2") x 61mm (2 3/8")

Black Wildebeest Distribution

Natural populations of this species, endemic to the southern region, have been almost completely exterminated, but the species has been reintroduced widely, both in private areas and nature reserves throughout most of Lesotho , Swaziland , South Africa and Namibia, also introduced outside its natural range (Wilson & Reeder, 1993; East, 1989, 1996). Its distribution map was obtained from Skinner & Smithers (1990), then updated following Dr. R. East’s suggestions ( 23 June '97 ).

Categorical-discrete (CD) distribution model

Its preferred habitat types are grassveld savanna and Karoo of the central South Africa plateau (Lynch, 1983; von Richter, 1974).