Ask the Dutch. They call butterflies "butter-********", so their taxonomic record is not exemplary.
wilderbEEST...LIKE A BULL..GNU..
The wildebeest is actually a subspecies of the antelope, despite it's bull-like appearance. There are two known species of wildebeest, both of which are native to Africa.
The changing African seasons mean the wildebeest must migrate south in the winter, so the wildebeest can continue to graze on grass. Thousands of wildebeest all tend to migrate at once creating a wildebeest stampede
something to do with the stampede from the Khoikhois
It's a better name than they use to use...Gnu
wildebeest Have you seen one of these ? They really look like a wild beast