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G is for… Gnu


The gnu, or wildebeest, is in fact a large antelope.  A fully grown gnu can reach 1.27–1.47 m at the shoulder and weigh 120–270 kg. They inhabit the plains and open woodlands of Africa.  The photos below are from my trips to Kenya and Botswana.

In Kenya, I was lucky enough to catch the end of the Great Migration in the Masai Mara – gnus galore!


In Botswana, the numbers were much smaller, but they are always wonderful to see.

Linked to GGG ChallengeABC Wednesday and Alphabe Thursday.

17 replies »

  1. Gnus galore is right!

    I love seeing them in their natural environment… It’s interesting seeing them with the zebras too!

    Glorious post for the letter “G”.

    Thanks for linking.



  2. Wow – Great to go back to Botswana, one of my favourite places in Africa, along with Malawi. I too have a soft spot for Gnu’s I think it is something about their crazy horns and their slightly bald scruffy tails – they seem all personality!
    Happy New Year!
    Wren x


  3. their bodies look like large (fat?) horses! I saw in one photo zebras hanging out with them! Probably for protection. Neat photos. Must be something to see, live! {:-Deb


  4. Beautiful photos of interesting animals! May I ask you something? Did you link to the ABC Wednesday? I cannot find it. You can still do it. Thanks!
    Wil, ABCW Team


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