A swarm of wildebeest

18 August 2011

Early yesterday afternoon this beautiful herd of wildebeests passed in front of our mess. Loudly ‘gnuing’, they attracted the attention of our guests even well before they came into sight.

And although wildebeests often get looked upon as clownish and dumb creatures, they dominate and shape the very ecosystem that is the Serengeti. Reaching an estimated 1,5 to 1,6 million individuals this year, wildebeests continue to survive pressure from predators, droughts, human settlement and diseases. So it seems safe to say that they have what it takes to survive. Maybe not as sexy – but certainly successful!

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