Wild Places

Serengeti plains

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The Migration in Serengeti
By November, the millions of White-bearded Wildebeest (Connochaetes Gnu) that have spent summer in Masai Mara in Kenya will start their journey south again. Destination: the immense grass plains of Southern Serengeti, in Tanzania.

Most of the wildebeest cows will be pregnant when they start the trip. And when they arrive to the Serengeti plains, by January, the rains will have fallen, and new and lush grass will have grown. The perfect nursery.

There and then, in a perfectly synchronised way, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest babies will be born, in a matter of days.

A feast for the eyes. A feast for the predators, too.