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There are two theories about the origin of this alternative name (pronounced as either “new” or “g-new”) for wildebeests: one is that the name “gnu” originates from the Khoikhoi peoples name for wildebeests, which is t'gnu, while the other theory is that the name originates from the San peoples name for black wildebeest, !nuAt the start of the rainy season (January/February), wildebeest begin their annual migration through East Africa. Wildebeest follow the rains across Tanzania and Kenya, covering a distance of between 500 to 1,000 miles each year.

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