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Fit for purpose

A blue wildebeest is perfectly adapted for life as a sociable grazing animal that must travel great distances in open country and avoid the attentions of predators. Here’s how:
ARIADNE VAN ZANDBERGEN

An endless cycle

East Africa’s ‘great migration’ involves some 1.7 million blue wildebeest, plus several hundred thousand zebra, gazelle and other grazers. It is the greatest movement of large mammals on Earth and attracts arguably the biggest gathering of large carnivores. In reality, however, there is no single migration journey. They are continuously circulating 40,000sq km of the greater Serengeti Ecosystem in a never-ending search for food and water.

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