Amazing Wildebeest “Dads” Unusual family.



Our unusual baby wildebeest family….. This baby’s mother must be monogamous as she came to join her original mate- the father of the baby, in the bachelor herd.Usually the females will stay with the dominant male and other females in the breeding herd. But when this baby was born the bachelors all took on the roll of caring for the baby.

Licking it and letting it lie next to them while they feed and of course accepting its mother into their male herd.

The twist to the story? The territorial male now also joins them during the day I presume hoping to attract the female, but returns to his breeding herd (that have the other 4 females and 2 babies) in the afternoon!

It seems to be an unusual social structure for these lovely animals.

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