Wildebeest | breeding and mating season

Breeding and mating season

Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)

The cows (female Gnus) will calve (give birth to the young) in summer in the plains. After the females have given birth, the breeding season begins. The dominant males mark off (and defend) some territory. They do this with feces, and with scent.

Wildebeest are an important part of the ecosystem. With their feces, they fertilize the ground, and their trampling is good for new growth. They also provide food for predators, like lions and hyenas.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Wildebees
العربية: نو (حيوان)
asturianu: Connochaetes
авар: Гну
azərbaycanca: Qnu
башҡортса: Гну
български: Гнута
brezhoneg: Gnou
català: Nyu
Cebuano: Connochaetes
čeština: Pakůň
chiShona: Ngongoni
dansk: Gnuer
Deutsch: Gnus
Ελληνικά: Γκνου
English: Wildebeest
español: Connochaetes
Esperanto: Gnuo
euskara: Ñu
فارسی: کل یالدار
français: Gnou
Gaeilge: Gnú
Gàidhlig: Wildebeest
galego: Ñu
한국어: 누 (동물)
हिन्दी: विल्डबीस्ट
hrvatski: Gnu
Ido: Gnuo
Bahasa Indonesia: Wildebeest
interlingua: Gnu
italiano: Connochaetes
ქართული: გნუ
қазақша: Гнулар
Kiswahili: Nyumbu
Кыргызча: Гну
latviešu: Antilopes gnu
лезги: Гну
lietuvių: Antilopės gnu
magyar: Gnú
Bahasa Melayu: Gnu
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဆတ်ကျွဲ
Nederlands: Gnoes
日本語: ヌー
norsk: Gnuer
norsk nynorsk: Gnu
олык марий: Гну
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਵਿਲਡਬੀਸਟ
پنجابی: جنگلی بینسا
polski: Gnu
português: Gnu
Runa Simi: Ñu
русский: Гну
Sesotho sa Leboa: Kgokong
српски / srpski: Гну
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Gnuovi
suomi: Gnuut
svenska: Gnuer
Türkçe: Gnu
удмурт: Гну
українська: Гну
Tiếng Việt: Linh dương đầu bò
Winaray: Connochaetes
中文: 角马