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White-Bearded Wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus

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About the White-Bearded Wildebeest

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Class: Mammalia 
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Connochaetes
Species: taurinus  
Subspecies: albojubatus 

The white-bearded wildebeest is a large antelope, and true to its name, the only wildebeest species with a white beard. Found in central Kenya and Northern Tanzania, wildebeest live in herds that can number up to one million when they're searching for food. This migration can be followed by up to half a million zebras and Thomson's gazelles. It’s not always safe, however-- herds of over 500 wildebeest have been known to stampede at speeds of over 50 miles per hour.