Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mapping the Great Wildebeest Migration

HerdTracker has started to map the 2014 wildebeest migration. Every year the blue wildebeest of East Africa migrate across the Serengeti and Massai Mara following the rains and grass growth.

This year Discover Africa is providing weekly updates of the wildebeest migration on a Google Map. Using information from pilots who fly over the Serengeti, safari guides on the ground, Tanzania National Parks Authority rangers and lodges in the Masai Mara in Kenya the map provides updates on the latest locations of the wildebeest herds.

Each weekly report is displayed on the map with a map marker. A large blue marker indicates the latest report on the widebeest's location. Beneath the map a Twitter style timeline also provides information on the latest reports on the wildebeest migration.
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