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The Serengeti: Mega-Migration and Super Diversity

June 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Come with Bexar Audubon Society as we experience a virtual visit to the Serengeti with Peter Roberts. The Serengeti ecosystem spans much of northern Tanzania into southern Kenya in East Africa and covers 12,000 sq. km (5,695 sq. miles). It is famous for one of the most spectacular mass game migrations in the world, involving over 1 million blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), 200,000 plains zebra (Equus burchelli), and 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle (Gazella thomsoni). The migration represents one of the last remnants of a large, mammal-dominated ecosystem which has existed in Africa since at least the Pleistocene (the Ice Age epoch 2.5 million years to 11,700 years ago).