Like many animals native to niche parts of Africa, wildebeest numbers are unfortunately declining. Because wildebeests rely so much on migration patterns throughout the southern portion of the continent, any human development in those areas greatly hinders their ability to travel. However, all species of wildebeest are still classified as least concern on the conservation status spectrum, allowing time to figure out a solution to their dwindling numbers. We’re sure this precious wildebeest baby would love to go home with you, but it would feel much safer if it had its mama, or even better, its whole herd!
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 8 L x 2.8 W x 5.8 H
Wildebeest babies have to learn quickly. They can walk a few minutes after birth, and they can run fast enough to keep up with their herd in just a few days. They live in southern Africa, where their herds are often joined by Zebra and Gazelle.