Also known as the common wildebeest, the white-bearded wildebeest, and the brindled gnu, the blue wildebeest is one of two species of wildebeest and is mainly endemic to the southern tip of Africa. The name “blue” refers to the somewhat blue sheen to its coat.
Scientific Name: Connochaetes taurinus
Characteristics: Head hunched over, this blue wildebeest is combing the area for some tasty grass to eat! Like all Safari figurines, this model is individually hand painted and was accurately sculpted by experts to be as life-like and as scientifically precise as possible.
Size and Color: Although it’s not as apparent on some individuals with darker coats, blue wildebeests are most commonly a silvery gray color, with what seems like a blue tint. 4.7 inches long and 2.95 inches tall, this figurine is a bit bigger than a deck of cards stood on its side.
The Wildebeest is part of the Wild Safari Wildlife collection.
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One of the major herbivores of southern Africa, the blue wildebeest is a keystone species. Not only do they limit the spread of certain plant life, but they are the main source of prey for large predators like lions. Classified as “least concern” on the conversation status spectrum, the blue wildebeest has an overall stable population. In fact, in some regions the blue wildebeest’s population is rising. Given that they can grow up to nearly 650 pounds, make sure you have a lot of fresh greens around if you decide to take this massive mammal home!
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 12 L x 4 W x 7.6 H
- Size in inches: 4.72 L x 1.57 W x 2.99 H