The Wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus, is a large antelope native to Africa. They appeared in Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure.

Wildebeests live in the savannah biome. They exhibit sexual dimorphism. Wildebeests form herds of over 10,000 individuals as they migrate.

The wildebeest available in the Zoo Tycoon series is known as the blue wildebeest. It is one of two species of wildebeest; the other is the black wildebeest, Connochaetes gnou.

Zoo Tycoon

The wildebeest requires savannah grass, dirt, and water to be happy. It is possible, though difficult, to keep them exhibits with Thomson's Gazelles and Zebras. They are fairly easy to please.

Zoo Tycoon 2


Wildebeests live in the savannah biome and are not very tolerant of other biomes.


The wildebeest is an herbivore that feeds only on grass.


The wildebeest will use the salt lick.


Wildebeests use the shade structure.


Wildebeests live in very large herds. Females will give birth to one calf at a time. They do not mind sharing exhibits with any other animal.