WATCH: Lost Baby Wildebeest Mistakes Car for Mom
A small wildebeest calf that was separated from its herd in Africa ended up following cars instead.
In a video taken by Zaheer and Asma Ali, who were driving through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa, the calf can be seen following the car down the road. It stops when the vehicle stops, wades through water to stay close to the vehicle, and sprints at times to keep up with it.
The calf may have followed the car because of the vehicle’s size, Zaheer Ali told the South African newspaper the Citizen. Wildebeest calves instinctively stay with their herd by following the largest moving object that they see nearby.
At one point in the video, the calf tries to suckle on the