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The Wildebeasts Migration Worders

October 28, 2019
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The  Wildebeasts Migration Worders

Africa is one of the world continent blessed with a variety of wild animals. Africa is not a country meaning it has many countries with different cultures, different languages and different varieties of wildlife. Tanzania and Kenya share one of the greatest worlds wonder which is the wild beast migration.
The wild beast migration is a virtually endless journey that covers a span of three thousand kilometers. Every year about two million wildebeest migrate from the plains of Serengeti National park in Tanzania to the Masaai Mara National park in Kenya. This is a beautiful and interesting journey where the wildebeest move grazing and searching for more green pasture. The odyssey depends on rainy seasons and where the rains are. The wildebeest never miss their season making them keep moving following the seasons.
According to Wikipedia, these animals live a nomadic with a home of about one squire kilometers. The bulls and females occupy different spaces in their habitat depending on but it also depends on their strength and quality. The males maintain and guard their territory throughout their grazing journey for breeding purposes although they breed seasonally. They keep moving to new temporary territories after hours, a day or two days. The bachelor bulls also graze alone without conflicting with others but sometimes they are forced to fight. Females and young ones form small groups that form small or larger families.
With climate change and human encroachment, the numbers of these beautiful beasts have been reducing. Grazing of cattle by humans in the parks leads to competitions of grazing areas in the natural habitat of these wild animals. Fortunately, governments are stepping in and fencing the natural homes for wild animals to avoid human activities and encroachments in the areas. Climate change has contributed to weather change and fluctuations of seasons leading to disruption of these animals’ daily life. We have to keep hoping the fight on climate change will not remain an avenue to gain political mileage but will succeed one day to save our ecosystem and our wild animals’ habitats.

Tanzania and Kenya are located in East Africa to be specific and this is where the great cycle of wild beasts migrations happens. The wild beast follows the grass and the rain. The movements can vary from one year to the other but the wildebeest timing is credible, they never miss. They can move to dry areas in search of surface water and they move back to their wet habitats once it rains. Many factors contribute to migration main one being water availability. Others are phosphorous content in the grass, predators and human activities. The more the grazing area has phosphorous the more the wildebeest are likely to migrate to that area. Also, grazing grass with high nitrogen affects migration since the area attracts them. It is considered migration movement is highly planned and it is interesting how they can organize themselves. Photographers have captured a wavy front which highly indicates how they can make decisions precisely.
The crossing of the River Mara in Kenya its what attracts people from all over the world. The event is characterized by fun and sorrows at the same time. The wildebeest gathers around the River and waits for the others. The crocodiles in the river, on the other hand, wait patiently for their vacation and holiday moments of eating fresh meats. The first brave bull takes steps and jumps in. The others follow and herds start pouring into the river. The luckiest crosses while the unluckiest and the weakest ones are pressed between the jaws of the crocodiles. This is an interesting nature show where nature feeds itself.
The crocodiles have to feed on the wildebeests which are crossing the river to survive while the wildebeests have to cross the river Mara to chase seasons for them to survive. This event has attracted many tourists and boosted the two countries’ economies. No one should die before visiting and experiencing this great event from our mother nature.

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