A Herd of Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) near the Mara river, in northern Serengeti, Tanzania

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Title: A Herd of Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) near the Mara river, in northern Serengeti, Tanzania
Authors: Kerr, Jeremy
Date: 2019
Abstract: During the dry season, wildebeest undertake one of the largest mammal migrations on the planet, crossing from the drying plains of Serengeti across the Mara river into greener lands in Kenya. These wildebeest are nearing the final leg of that northward journey, approaching the Mara river. The wildebeest migration is iconic but few observers realize that it largely disappeared after the introduction of rinderpest into Africa, which decimated buffalo and wildebeest populations across the continent and exerted profound changes on fire regimes and savannah habitats over vast areas.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/42172
CollectionBiologie // Biology
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