Thousands of Wildebeest Risk Their Lives to Cross River (Photos)

    Heart-stopping moment. (Screenshot/NTDTV)Leaping into the river. (Screenshot/NTDTV)Walking up the bank after crossing the river. (Screenshot/NTDTV)The animals must be careful to avoid injury, or even death. (Screenshot/NTDTV)They move in big groups to help each other to migrate. (Screenshot/NTDTV)This animal fell backwards into the river. (Screenshot/NTDTV)This animal got its head stuck in the cliff. (Screenshot/NTDTV)This wildebeest bravely jumps into the river. (Screenshot/NTDTV)

    The wildebeest migration in Kenya is the largest animal migration in the world. Thousands of wildebeest leap from the top of the riverbank as they make a dramatic attempt to cross the river. The largest ones jump over 20 feet as they make their way into the water to swim across the Mara River in Kenya. The animals that get injured or stray from the herd become an easy meal for the hungry crocodiles waiting in the river.

    Why do wildebeest migrate and where are they going?

    Over 2 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the green pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya from July to October each year. They have to move with the wet/dry seasons to ensure they have enough nutritious food to eat, as the best grasses grow in different places according to the seasons.

    Source: NTDTV

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