Golden Wildebeest naturally occurred along the Limpopo River basin, adjacent to the Tuli-Block of Botswana. The early farmers in the 1920’s referred to the Golden Wildeebeest as the “Vos Wildebeest”.
The York’s first Golden Wildebeest bull was captured by Alec Rough in the early 1990’s on the game farm Swinburne, in the Limpopo Valley. Swinburne provided us with excpetional breeding material as we were able to capture 5 unrelated golden bulls (including 32″ Larry) and numerous cows. This fantastic pool of genetically diverse animals formed the foundation of our herds, which can still be traced back in many of our current breeding animals.