Wildebeest in the Masai Mara
One of the most magnificent things we've witnessed during our time in Kenya was the Wildebeests crossing the rivers. Wildebeests (or gnu's) migrate every year from Tanzania to Kenya following the rain and thus searching where the most grass is. While we were in Kenya we were lucky enough to see 1.5 million Wildebeest in the Masai Mara. Where they are for somewhat four months. They herd together in gigantic groups, making the chance more slim to be eaten by a lion. Other than that these animals seemed really dumb to me. They have no real leaders, if one runs, the rest follows. The same goes for crossing these riverbanks, it's extremely dangerous and they run in with hundreds at a time. Often resulting in broken limbs and well if a lion spots that… In the rivers crocodiles await the weaker prey so they can snatch up a yummy snack. Sadly all the crocodiles were well fed while we were there. Did you know they can digest on a prey for several weeks at a time? Zebras make use of these huge groups to stay safe themselves, these horse-like animals are a lot smarter than the wildebeest and definitely more cautious when it comes to crossing these riverbanks. It was funny to see them following the group and then in the middle decide to run the other way instead. Thus staying safely at one side. It's very rare to see a zebra cross that quickly. Because photographs can't quite capture the whole mood, I've edited a little video as well. Be sure to subscribe to my channel because I'll have some more National Geographic-like movies coming up!