Khao Kheow Open Zoo welcomes two new members of wildebeest


BANGKOK, 27th June 2013 Mr.Suriya Saengpong, Director of the Khao Kheow Open Zoo stated his joy in the occasion of welcoming two new members of the wildebeest to the zoo. 

The first male wildebeest was born early in the morning of 15th June, while the second female baby was born the next day. In the zoo’s African Savanna zone, a veterinary team examined the two new born wildebeest and declared them both strong and healthy. There are currently 5 wildebeest at the African animals section of the Khao Kheow Open Zoo, comprising of 2 males and 3 females.

Therefore, Khao Kheow Zoo is inviting the general public and all tourists to visit and see the cute wildebeest family at the African Savanna zone at the Khao Kheow open zoo. The blue wildebeest is a large mammal living in packs of 80-100 in the wild, found mainly in the central and Eastern parts of Africa. In the migrating season millions of wildebeest will cross the Masai Mara River with enemies, such as lions, leopards, hyenas and crocodiles, along the way. Mating usually starts when the female wildebeest is 3 years of age and the male 4 years. The wildebeest has a life expectancy of 20-25 years in the wild.