Wildebeest

FUN FACTS

Wildebeest

  • The term “wildebeest” actually means “wild beast” in Dutch.

  • The name also translates to “wild cattle” in Afrikaans.

  • Vultures follow wildebeests as they migrate, eating many carcasses on the journey.

  • Newborn calves learn to walk in less than 7 minutes after birth!

  • Wildebeests often travel with zebras to increase their chance of survival.