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The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located in north Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya between latitudes 1 and 3 S and longitudes 34 and 36 E. It spans some 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi).

The Serengeti hosts the largest mammal migration in the world, which is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world.[1]

The region contains several national parks and game reserves. Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language, Maa; specifically, "Serengit" meaning "Endless Plains".
Approximately 70 larger mammal and some 500 avifauna species are found there. This high diversity in terms of species is a function of diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands and woodlands.[4] Blue Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region
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Kongoni and Thomson's Gazelle - Serengeti, Tanzania
21 September 2009 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Kongoni or Coke's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii)
Thomson's Gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii)

For those who like the biological details:
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Phylum: Chordata; Vertebrates / Gewervelden
Class: Mammalia; Mammals / Zoogdieren
Order: Artiodactyla; Even-toed Ungulates / Evenhoevigen
Suborder: Cetruminantia; Ruminants, Whales and Hippos / Herkauwers, Walvissen en Nijlpaarden
Infraorder: Pecora; Ruminants / Herkauwers
Family: Bovidae; Bovids; Antelopes, Gazelles, Buffalos, Sheep, Cattle / Holhoornigen; Antilopen, Gazelles, Buffels, Schapen, Runderen
Subfamily: Alcelaphinae; Wildebeests, Hartebeests, Topis / Koeantilopen
Genus: Alcelaphus; Hartebeests / Hartebeesten
Species: Alcelaphus buselaphus; Hartebeest
Subspecies: Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii; Kongoni or Coke's Hartebeest / Kongoni of Cokes Hartebeest

Phylum: Chordata; Vertebrates / Gewervelden
Class: Mammalia; Mammals / Zoogdieren
Order: Artiodactyla; Even-toed Ungulates / Evenhoevigen
Suborder: Cetruminantia; Ruminants, Whales and Hippos / Herkauwers, Walvissen en Nijlpaarden
Infraorder: Pecora; Ruminants / Herkauwers
Family: Bovidae; Bovids; Antelopes, Gazelles, Buffalos, Sheep, Cattle / Holhoornigen; Antilopen, Gazelles, Buffels, Schapen, Runderen
Subfamily: Antilopinae; Gazelles, Dwarf Antelopes, Saigas / Echte Antilopen
Genus: Eudorcas; Gazelles
Species: Eudorcas thomsonii; Thomson's Gazelle / Thomsongazele

Flickr 上 David d'OKongoni and Thomson's Gazelle - Serengeti, Tanzania
 

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Around October, nearly two million herbivores travel from the northern hills toward the southern plains, crossing the Mara River, in pursuit of the rains. In April, they then return to the north through the west, once again crossing the Mara River. This phenomenon is sometimes called the Circular Migration.

Some 250,000 wildebeest die during the journey from Tanzania to Maasai Mara Reserve in lower Kenya, a total of 800 kilometres (500 mi). Death is usually from thirst, hunger, exhaustion, or predation.[1] The migration is chronicled in the 1994 documentary film, Africa: The Serengeti
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PHOTOS by Tanzanian blogger http://tembeatz.blogspot.com/2010/12/migration-ilipokuwa-ndani-ya-singita.html










animals crossing SINGITA GRUMETI RESERVES inside The Serengeti










visit SINGITA GRUMETI RESERVES http://www.singita.com/
 
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