The 2023 wildebeest migration has kicked off in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Massive herds of more than 3 million wildebeest, zebra, and other wildlife are expected to cross the thunderous Mara River within the next few months.
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The Great Migration or the 7th Wonder of the Natural World is the largest overland animal migration on the planet. One of the most sought-after experiences for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Great Migration is the ever-moving circular migration of over a million animals across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The constant movement of columns of wildebeest, joined by a host of companions, follow an age-old route in search of grazing and water. From the southern part of Tanzania’s Serengeti near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the animals journey through the Serengeti up and around in a clockwise direction towards the Masai Mara in Kenya, before returning once again near the end of the year.
It brings together millions of animals, who must battle for survival, going against some of the savannah’s apex hunters. Their most ferocious predators include the African lion, cheetah, leopard, jackals, and hyenas.
The Great Migration is the largest herd movement of animals on the planet.
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