The wildebeest, plural wildebeest or wildebeests), also called the gnu is an antelope in the genus Connochaetes. It belongs to the family Bovidae, which includes antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep, and other even-toed horned ungulates. Connochaetes includes two species, both native to Africa: the black wildebeest or white-tailed gnu (C. gnou), and the blue wildebeest or brindled gnu (C. taurinus).


Length of skin

Metric: 2360mm to 2700mm

Imperial: 93 inches to 106 inches

Width of skin

Metric: 1470mm to 1750mm

Imperial: 57 inches to 69 inches

Weight Metric: 4 to 5 kg

Imperial: 8,8 pound to 11 pound