The coat of the black wildebeest ranges from dark brown to black which can be slightly paler during the summer and coarser and shaggier during the winter. Males will typically have darker coats than females.
Similar to the Blue Wildebeest, they have bushy manes tipped with a dark-brown color that sticks up at the back of their neck. This mane is usually a mass of white or creamy white hair with dark tips. You will also notice black bristly hair under the jaw and on the muzzle.
Both black and blue wildebeest are native to Africa. The black wildebeest mainly perfers dwelling in the open grasslands while its blue counterpart can live in different types of habitat ranging from open grasslands to woodlands and even semi-desert areas.