Fans of savanna and wild species have many more reasons to rejoice as Africa’s great migration of wildebeests will be streamed online this year. The live footage will be transmitted with the help of the HerdTracker app which informs safari experts on the location of the animals.
The Serengeti is one of the wildest regions in Africa and, probably in the world. There are no manmade rules in the Serengeti and yet the entire ecosystem seems to follow certain pre-determined principles, which ensure the proper course and the stability of the natural ecosystem.
The annual migration of the wildebeests is one such example of unwritten rule that species in the nature follow in Serengeti. Safari experts continue to be amazed by the team work that specimens make as they head towards better regions for the winter season.
Past observations have enabled them to watch 500,000 gazelles and 200,000 zebras as they left the Serengeti in search of greener regions of Africa. This phenomenon has been labeled as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and it is said to attract tourists, photographers and biologists all over the world.
The Serengeti Wildlife Research Center has decided to lend a helping hand to wildlife enthusiasts and to stream the entire migration process online. The 1,500-mile travel that the animals will make will be broadcast with the help of the HerdTracker app, biologists have explained. The online program is currently used to provide caretakers information on the location of the animals, as well as their general condition.
The streaming is due to start on October 5th, according to the organizers of the event. Images will be broadcasted twice a day in sessions of 10 to 20 minutes.
According to Professor Karim Hirji from the Serengeti Research Center, there will be many attractive events that viewers will experience during the migration. The wildebeests will confront themselves with rainy weather, as well as dangerous predators like crocodiles and alligators as they cross the Tanzania rivers.
Developers at HerdTracker hope the initiative will help people witness the amazing cycles of nature that take place in Kenya. In their opinion, watching the Serengeti life is extremely important because humans have no influence on it. Hirji estimated that the human impact in the Serengeti life is less than 5 percent.
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