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Wildlife: Is Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater About to Hit Bottom?

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Beyond Green Travel is a blog written by Global Travel Editor Costas Christ. Read more NGA travel news in First In

If Noah’s ark had off-loaded into a massive version of Yankee Stadium, the result would have looked a lot like the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. The 102-square-mile caldera corrals great herds of zebras and gazelles and all of Africa’s Big Five. But recently, Tanzania’s chief tourist draw has started to buckle under the pressures of fame. 

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