The sad story behind a woodpecker’s nest dug deep in the horns of a wildebeest.
In recent days, netizens around the world have been stunned by a video recording a wildebeest but on its horns there is a bird’s nest.
The sad story behind a woodpecker’s nest dug deep in the horns of a wildebeest has recently stunned netizens around the world, thanks to a video recorded in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. A male employee discovered this amazing scene and recorded it on his phone. The wildebeest in the video is a male blue wildebees.
It is indeed extremely rare for a woodpecker’s nest to appear on the horns of a wildebeest, according to zoologists working at Kruger. This is also the first time humans have observed this phenomenon in nature. The woodpecker appearing in the video is said to be very similar to the pileated woodpecker, but this is extremely absurd because this species is only distributed in North America.
Currently, researchers are still trying to approach this herd of wildebeest to learn more about this strange phenomenon.
According to wildlife researcher Boyle, because the morphological features of the woodpeckers shown in the video are incomplete, it can be assumed that this woodpecker could not be a pileated woodpecker.
According to Boyle, this rare occurrence may have originated from a wound on the horn of the Blue Wildebeest male after many fights with other males over females. From there, the wound is deeply carved into the flesh, leading to ants and harmful parasites to enter. The Woodpecker appeared and its job was to eat the ants, then and there to help the blue wildebeest avoid infection. This can be considered an extremely rare collaboration in nature.
Currently, researchers are trying to approach the herd of wildebeest to learn more about this strange phenomenon.