Environment: Wildebeest Migration Patterns

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In East Africa, the Serengeti comes alive when wildebeests journey across treacherous terrain to find the best grazing locations. Every year, approximately 1.5 million wildebeests migrate over 1,800 miles or nearly 3,000 kilometers searching for rain ripened grass. Prior to their journey toward Kenya, they graze on the grasses of the Serengeti in Tanzania before the rainy season comes. As they search for food and water, they endure crocodile-filled river crossings and open range lion attacks in what is considered the largest wildlife migration on earth. In this program, students will learn about the lifecycle of this dynamic migratory mammal.