Wildebeests run at a top speed of about 50 mph. In contrast, the fastest human speed ever recorded is 27.44 mph. Wildebeests are hunted by cheetahs, which can achieve speeds of up to 70 mph in short distances.
Despite their bulky appearance, wildebeests are more related to antelopes than bulls and cows. To protect their young, wildebeests form a small herd that consists mainly of females and calves. The herd grows when the animals merge with others as they migrate to other areas for better food source. During migration, the herd can have as many as thousands of wildebeests. They also often mix with zebras when grazing.