Serengeti, 2

February 14, 2013

During February the wildebeest spend time in the southeastern area of the Serengeti in Tanzania and give birth to a half million or more young wildebeest. By July the wildebeest, eland and zebra start moving north toward the Kenya border and by November they begin moving south again. As many as one quarter million wildebeest die during the great migration normally from hunger, thirst, exhaustion, or from predators.
 The Maasai warriors with their cattle originally lived along side all the migrating animals in the Serengeti, but the Tanzanian government in the 20th century resettled the Maasai and their cattle to the southern Serengeti near the Ngorongoro crater.

 

 

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