Wildebeest migration in Masaai Mara, Kenya

The great wildebeest migration is one of the 7 wonders of the world. It is the annual movement of millions of wildebeest. They are accompanied by zebras, grants gazelle, Thomson gazelle, impalas, and elands. They travel across northern Tanzania Serengeti to Masai mara Kenya ecosystem. This is in search of green pasture and water. The wildebeest journey is dedicated primarily to the response of the weather. They follow the rains and green grass. although there is no scientific proof that this is true. researchers have developed some hypotheses about the behavior. Most evidence indicates that. weather patterns and the cycle of the rainy and dry seasons. have the greatest influence on the wildlife movement.

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Towards the end of the short dry season around March. the short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti begin to dry out and. wildebeest begin their journey towards the west. following the rains and growth of the new grass. from the western Serengeti the herds head north. on their trek they cross river mbalaget and Grumeti in Tanzania. and in Kenya mara river. these rivers. become an obstacle to the progress of wildebeest during the rainy season.

The crossing of the Mara River from Serengeti. that happens around late July to September. is the best time to see the incredible wildebeest migration in Masai mara. since mara river is home to a gigantic hippopotamus. crocodiles, and other predators awaiting them on the river bank. this brings the mixed feeling, that is. excitement, emotions, inspiration, anticipation and much more. the relentless sequence of life and death. battle for survival, fighting for the safest path makes migration season phenomenal. thousands are born and thousands are taken by predators. (lions hyenas leopards cheetah ) the velocity of mara river is also a threat and end lives. heart breaks for young calves that are too tired.

For those animals that make it safe on Masai mara plains. they take advantage of green pasture finding areas of good grazing. As pasture and water supply slowly fade. wildebeests and their herbivore partners continue their ongoing return journey. crossing the mara river again heading south in Tanzania through Serengeti. to the edge of Ngorongoro crater before circling up and around in a clockwise direction.

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