Animal of the day – 1/6/2011 – The Wildbeest

The Wildebeest

The animal of the day is the Wildebeest. (Did you know: I realized today that I had no clue how to spell this animal. I thought it was wilderbeast… Anyways!

These delicious lion dinners can weigh up to 600 pounds, though individuals that big are rarely on the dinner table. Predators target the young, and sick animals, but wildebeests use a very effective manner of herding to protect those guys. At night, individuals take turns sleeping so that there’s always someone up to keep watch! That behavior is hard wired in their DNA!

And now, a word from my man. David Attenborough-izzle.

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