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The Great Wildebeest Migration

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The great wildebeest migration is now the 8th wonder of the world after being incorporated into the list by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The annual event takes place between July and October as over 2 million animals migrate from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Park.
Wildebeests are usually accompanied by other herbivores including Zebras, Gazelles and Elands. The biggest challenge always is to cross through the Mara River where many wildebeests are preyed by hungry Crocodiles. Predators like Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Vultures and Hyenas take this opportunity to fill their stomachs.
Wildebeests have a gestation period of 8.5 months and can live up to a maximum of 40 years. When migrating they run up to 40 miles per hour or 1,000 miles each day. This truly proves to be a lifetime experience.

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