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Golden Wildebeest
Connochaetes taurinus

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Golden Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) Identification: Golden to copper or bronze in colour. They have a long copper mane, beard and tail tussle. The horns are smooth, broad at the base and point towards each other. Both sexes have horns. Size: Shoulder height 135 - 150cm. Weight 180 - 250kg. Habits: Territorial group animals 20-1000, active during the day but prefer shade during the hot hours of the day. They have a typical "tar" smell coming from glands on the front feet which is also used for marking of territories. Prefer to graze on short green grass. Calving season November to December. Distribution: Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa.

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Kriek Wildlife Group & WIRU Auction 13 April 2024
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