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Wildebeest without horns?

  • LSKE1929 by LSKE1929

    The closet I can come to is that this is a wildebeest that has lost it's horns. Also, the ruff on it's back is uncharacteristic. So what is it??


  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator

    You are on the right track, but how about a wildebeest that is still growing its horns? 😃
    Calves are born hornless and with a stiff little crest of hair instead of a mane. This calf of 4-5 months has little straight spike horns and its mane has not yet grown long and floppy.