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Connochaetes gnou (black wildebeest)

Wikipedia Abstract

The black wildebeest or white-tailed gnu (Connochaetes gnou) is one of two wildebeest species. The natural populations of this species, endemic to the southern part of Africa, have been almost completely exterminated, but the species has been reintroduced widely, both in private areas and nature reserves throughout most of Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa, Namibia and Kenya. It was also introduced outside its natural range (Wilson & Reeder, 1993; East, 1989, 1996).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
24
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.13
EDGE Score: 2.32

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  291.56 lbs (132.25 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  24.25 lbs (11.00 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 1 month
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Gestation [1]  8 months 19 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  22 years
Speed [3]  40.00 MPH (17.88 m/s)
Weaning [1]  7 months 18 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Drakensberg alti-montane grasslands and woodlands South Africa Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Highveld grasslands South Africa Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Kalahari xeric savanna Botswana, Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Nama Karoo Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve 934651 Western Cape, South Africa
Golden Gate Highlands National Park II 28689 Free State, South Africa
Malolotja Nature Reserve IV 42044 Swaziland  
Mkhaya Game Reserve   Swaziland  
South Luangwa National Park II 2220358 Zambia  
Tsavo East National Park II 3232255 Kenya

Predators

Panthera leo (Lion)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amblyomma marmoreum (South African Tortoise tick)[5]
Calicophoron calicophorum[6]
Gedoelstia cristata[5]
Gedoelstia haessleri[5]
Hyalomma truncatum (Shiny Hyalomma)[5]
Ixodes rubicundus (Karoo paralysis tick)[5]
Kirkioestrus minutus[5]
Oesophagostomum columbianum[5]
Oestrus macdonaldi[5]
Oestrus variolosus[5]
Rhipicephalus capensis (Cape brown tick)[5]
Rhipicephalus decoloratus (African blue tick)[5]
Trichostrongylus axei[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Badoca Safari Park
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
DSI Givskud Zoo
Le Pal, Parc Animalier
Leningrad Zoo - St. Petersburg
Lichtenburg Game Breeding Center
Marwell Wildlife
Moscow Zoological Park
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
Parc de la Haute Touche (MNHN)
Parc Paysager Et Animalier Du Reynou
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Silesian Zoological Garden
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Thoiry Zoological Park
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc

Range Map

Link to Map
Africa; Tsavo National Park;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Grubb P., 22-Apr-2004, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License 4Predator–prey size relationships in an African large-mammal food web, Norman Owen-Smith and M. G. L. Mills, Journal of Animal Ecology Volume 77, Issue 1, Pages 173-183 5Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2. 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Images provided by Wikimedia Commons licensed under a Creative Commons License
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011