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  • The wildebeeste is the Jekyll and Hyde of the animal kingdom.

    The Land of Footprints

  • After seven hours and forty minutes, he went solo and was soon flying alone over the wide African savanna, soaring high through the Great Rift Valley and around Mount Kenya, then swooping down to only 60 or 70 feet above the ground, causing giraffes to look up in amazement and herds of wildebeeste to stampede.

    Storyteller

  • There are small herds of buffalo Syncerus caffer and blue wildebeeste Connochaetes taurinus, as well as giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis, Burchell's zebra Equus burchelli, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, and some bushpig Potamocherus porcus.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • After his antics last week he has as much influence on affairs in Brussels as does a wildebeeste surrounded by a pack of hyenas.

    Archive 2007-12-16

  • The name means the “spring of the blue wildebeeste,” whatever fearsome animal that may be.

    Prester John

  • Then they were over the first hills and the wildebeeste were trailing up them, and then they were over mountains with sudden depths of green-rising forest and the solid bamboo slopes, and then the heavy forest again, sculptured into peaks and hollows until they crossed, and hills sloped down and then another plain, hot now, and purple brown, bumpy with heat and Compie looking back to see how he was riding.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • The game migrations, which are determined by the food which is produced by an often casual and unpredictable rainfall, are movements over hundreds of miles, and you may drive seventy-five or a hundred miles over a brown, dry, parched, dusty waste without seeing a herd of game, to come suddenly onto a rise of green horizon broken and edged with the black of wildebeeste as far as you can see.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • On the other hand we shot thirty-five hyena out of the lot that follow the wildebeeste migration to keep after the cows that are about to calve and wish we had ammunition to kill a hundred.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • On the Serengeti we struck the great migration of the wildebeeste.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • We don't like to brag, but one of our members could, with one eye shut, hit any button on the metal man's coat in the shooting gallery, and with both shut could bring down a wildebeeste.

    A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel

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