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Impressive Wildebeest Migration Live-Streamed for First Time

posted: 10/02/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
Serengeti migration
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For the first time in history, Internet users around the globe have an unprecedented live look at one of nature's most magnificent migrations.

Through October 5, the fine folks behind the HerdTracker website are broadcasting the Serengeti wildebeest migration twice daily on YouTube and Periscope. The broadcasts, produced in partnership with the Kenya Tourism Board, detail the breathtaking movement of nearly 2 million animals (namely wildebeest, gazelles and zebras) as they make the journey from Tanzania to Kenya in search of grazing land. As Expert Africa explains:

September sees the herds spread out across the northern Serengeti, where the Mara River provides the migration with its most serious obstacle. This river gushes through the northern Serengeti from Kenya's adjacent Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Watching the frantic herds of the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River can be very spectacular; there are often scenes of great panic and confusion.

During the broadcasts, experts will appear on camera to comment on the migration as it unfolds.

Interested users can sign up on the HerdTracker website to receive notifications before the broadcasts begin.

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