The wildebeests - rudolph's ruin

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The wildebeest ( / ˈ w ɪ l d ə b iː s t / WIL -də-beest [1] [2] [3] or / ˈ v ɪ l -/ VIL - , [3] plural wildebeest, wildebai, or wildebeests, wildebeesties (juv)), also called the gnu ( / n uː / NOO [4] [5] [6] or / nj uː / NEW ) [4] [6] is an antelope of the genus Connochaetes . Wildebeest is Dutch for "wild beast" or "wild cattle" in Afrikaans ( bees " cattle "), while Connochaetes derives from the Greek words κόννος , kónnos , " beard ", and χαίτη , khaítē , "flowing hair", " mane ". [7] Some sources claim the name "gnu" originates from the Khoikhoi name for these animals, t'gnu . [8] Others contend the name and its pronunciation in English go back to the word !nu: used for the black wildebeest by the San people . [9]

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