The Blue Wildebeest is a species of large antelope that lives in herds in southern Africa. It is closely related to the black wildebeest and has 5 subspecies: the eastern white-bearded wildebeest, western white-bearded wildebeest, Cookson’s wildebeest, Nyassaland wildebeest and the blue wildebeest (The orginally named subspecies, also known as the common wildebeest or brindled gnu).