Distribution: Southern Blue Wildebeest – Whole of South Africa, most parts of Namibia and south-eastern Angola. Botswana, Zimbabwe and central-south Mozambique. Central to western Zambia and south to the Zambezi river.
Cookson’s Wildebeest – Restricted to the Luangwa valley and its immediate environs in Zambia.
Size SH: 1.25m. W: 220kg (male).
Description: Southern Blue Wildebeest – Blue-greyish coat with brindled stripes on the body, black mane and beard and curved horns.
Cookson’s Wildebeest – Slightly lighter than the Southern Blue Wildebeest and has 2 white spots on the face, a hand breadth below the eyes
Sex Determination: Both male and female carry horns, males’ horns a lot heavier than females.
Trophy Assessment: A bull with at least 26” or bigger spread is a good trophy to take.
Shot Placement: Broadside – in the middle of the body straight-up with the front legs.
Frontal – Centre line in the chest.
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