wildebeest


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wildebeest

an ungainly antelope with a head and horns like a buffalo; a carrier of the wildebeest-associated form of bovine malignant catarrhal fever. Called also Connochaetes gnou, blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus).

wildebeest-associated bovine malignant catarrhal fever virus
African malignant catarrhal fever.
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Peter had circled to the head of a rocky canyon where about 30 black wildebeest were loafing.
DRIVEN3 Herd crosses river WARYn Animals mass on banks before trying to cross TARGETn Crocodile moves in on its prey NOn MERCY Giant jaws grip the unlucky animal STanD-oFF J Waterbuck enters in lake as lion attacks River attack Croc grabs wildebeest in Massai Mara park in Kenya
In a spectacle that might be described as nature's biggest "leap of faith" the animals - part of a gradual migration of more than a million wildebeest - tried to cross the river Mara in Kenya.
And if anyone were to ask you whether you'd prefer to be a lion or a wildebeest, I bet you'd say a lion.
A HUNGRY crocodile snaps at a wildebeest - but lunge doesn't turn into lunch and it survives.
YOU'VE watched Tarzan, seen the big cats at the zoo and split your sides at Billy Connolly's sketch on Agnes the lioness and pals stalking the dozy wildebeest.
They see a wildebeest sludge through the savanna and a river full of hungry crocodiles.
BODIES of thousands of drowned wildebeest float down a river after being swept away by strong currents.
Effortlessly smooth on motorways, it does, however corner like a drunken two-tonne wildebeest.
On their trek, they may spot cheetahs, warthogs, okapi, rhinos, wildebeest and gazelles - some of the more than 260 animals, including 20 species of birds and 11 species of mammals, roaming the 30-acre preserve.
Goddard, the first man to explore the length of the Nile and to follow the Congo River, will lead participants to the Masai Mara and Samburu Game Reserves to see zebra, wildebeest, lions and giraffes.
Elsewhere we meet a wildebeest who earns the nickname of Purpleballs for reasons far too disgusting to describe.