Snapshot Serengeti Talk

What's the foreground animal?

  • khearn by khearn

    That's clearly a wildebeest walking by, but I don't think the animal in the foreground is one. The horns are all wrong. We don't have any example pictures of juveniles with short horns, but those don't look like they'd grow into the wildebeest spread. I'm thinking it's a female eland, but I'd love to hear other opinions.


  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator

    It's a baby wildebeest, their horns start out as upward pointing spikes. When I lightened the pic I saw that the black object at few R is the profile of an adult gnu, perhaps the baby's mother.