Longest Migration Among African Mammals Discovered
One herd of zebras migrates more than 300 miles across Namibia and Botswana—farther than any other known African mammal.
A population of zebras surprised biologists by making a more than 300-mile beeline across parts of Namibia and Botswana—the longest big-mammal migration ever documented in Africa.
In the wilds of Africa, food and water come and go with the seasons, and animals follow. The Serengeti is the site of what most consider the most dramatic migration, with giant herds of millions of animals—some 750,000 zebras and 1.2 million wildebeests as well as gazelles and eland—traveling from the Ngorongoro area in southern Tanzania to the Masai Mara in lower Kenya and returning as the rains dictate.
But when it comes to the longest hike endpoint to endpoint, Africa has a new record holder. As reported in an article published