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Wildebeest vs. Antelope — What's the Difference?

Wildebeest vs. Antelope — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Wildebeest and Antelope

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Wildebeest

The wildebeest ( WIL-dib-eest, VIL-, ), also called the gnu ( NEW or NOO), is an antelope in the genus Connochaetes native to Eastern and Southern Africa. It belongs to the family Bovidae, which includes antelopes, cattle, goats, sheep, and other even-toed horned ungulates.

Antelope

The term antelope is used to refer to many species of even-toed ruminant that are indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia. Antelope comprise a wastebasket taxon (miscellaneous group) within the family Bovidae, encompassing all Old World ruminants that are not bovines, sheep, goats, deer, or giraffes.

Wildebeest

See gnu.

Antelope

A swift-running deerlike ruminant with smooth hair and upward-pointing horns, of a group native to Africa and Asia that includes the gazelles, impala, gnus, and elands.

Wildebeest

(zoology) The gnu.
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Antelope

Any of various swift-running ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, native to Africa and Eurasia and having unbranched horns.

Wildebeest

The gnu.

Antelope

A pronghorn.

Wildebeest

Large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail

Antelope

Leather made from antelope hide.

Antelope

Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by hollow horns, which, unlike deer, they do not shed.

Antelope

(US) The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.

Antelope

A fierce legendary creature said to live on the banks of the Euphrates, having long serrated horns and being hard to catch.

Antelope

One of a group of ruminant quadrupeds, intermediate between the deer and the goat. The horns are usually annulated, or ringed. There are many species in Africa and Asia.
The antelope and wolf both fierce and fell.

Antelope

Graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks

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