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In the early twentieth century, one species of the wildebeest, Connochaetes albojubatus, was identified in eastern Africa. However, in 1939, the two were once again merged into a single race, Connochaetes taurinus albojubatus. while the black wildebeest belonged to the genus Connochaetes. Blue wildebeest fossils dating back some two and a half million years ago are common and widespread.
Both species of wildebeest are even-toed, horned, greyish-brown ungulates resembling cattle.
Nevertheless, some fall prey to large carnivores, especially the spotted hyena.
Wildebeest often graze in mixed herds with zebra which gives heightened awareness of potential predators.
They are also alert to the warning signals emitted by other animals such as baboons.
Wildebeest are a tourist attraction but compete with domesticated livestock for pasture and are sometimes blamed by farmers for transferring diseases and parasites to their cattle.