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Great wildebeest migration to be streamed online

One of the greatest migrations nature has to offer will now be streamed online by HerdTracker through Periscope. Every year a million wildebeest along with 500,000 gazelles and 200,000 zebras make their way across the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search for green pastures to graze on.

The migration typically begins in June and lasts until October. During the migration, herds of wildebeest cross the Serengeti and by September reach the Maasai Mara, which means crossing the Mara River. While crossing many of the large animals will be eaten by the waiting crocodiles or drown. That’s not the end though; after the river they enter the Maasai Mara where hundreds of hungry lions and other predators await. Even the herds are deadly and the slow are trampled. Most of the almost 2 million animals that embark on the journey will survive though and many are born along the way.

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Wildebeest crossing the Mara River avoiding a hungry crocodile.

 

This is the first time in history that this migration will be live streamed and HerdTracker founder Carel Verhorf says there is “no excuse not to witness this.”

The migration has been named one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

The spectacle will be broadcast twice daily from September 29-October 6 by portable satellite dishes. The two daily broadcasts will each be 10-20 minutes in length and will be complete with in depth commentary. A link to the Periscope site can be found here:

https://www.periscope.tv/herdtracker

Updates in the broadcasting schedule are available over twitter from @herdtracker and @makeitkenya handles.

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