As of mid March this year, 15 elephants had been killed in the Tsavo National park. Three of the cases occurred in a private ranch next to the reserve. The remaining 12, including a calf were victims of slaughter by poachers. The incidences have been one of the most bloody poaching cases in Kenya. Most of the poaching occurs at night when the moon is bright. The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has fought to curb this through surveillance cameras in the wild. Will this affect the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, one of the Seven Wonders of the World?

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Close to 250,000 Wildebeests die every year in the plains of East Africa. The majority of these lose their lives in the process of the Great Migration, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Wildebeests travel hundreds of miles following rainfall patterns, in search of food and water. Over 1.5 million wildebeests participate in the Great Migration. Witnessing this spectacular pattern of Mother Nature has more to offer than just watching a horde of herbivores trod the ground. The death of some of the wildebeests in the Great Migration offers an opportunity for tourists to witness the action-packed episode food chain.

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You have not been to the Mara if you have missed the Great Migration of the wildebeests from Serengeti, Tanzania to Maasai Mara, Kenya. The Great Migration, which is one of the 7 Seven Wonders of the World, is a spectacular site that gives Kenya both thumbs up in places to consider as tourism destinations. Nowhere in the world can you witness a vast number of animals engaged in unison activity like this. Between June and October, roughly 1.5 million wildebeests cross the Mara river from Tanzania to Kenya in search for greener pastures determined by the rainfall patterns. It is also during this time of the year that the Great Migration serves as a calving period for the wildebeests.

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