The wildebeest, a member of the antelope species also known as a gnu (pronounced “new”), has in recent years seen its name co-opted to denote a broad range of things — from an unattractive woman to a bad bitch. To be honest, some among our staff had actually forgotten a wildebeest was an actual animal (OK, it was just me), but with help from the Detroit Zoo, the wildebeests appear poised to take it back.
The zoo recently welcomed two young eastern white-bearded wildebeests, Lenny and Jeffrey, who as of today can be found hanging out with the zebras in the zoo’s African Grasslands habitat. It’s the first time in nearly 80 years that the zoo has had wildebeests among its collection of animals.
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