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Huge crossing of wildebeest, topi and zebra at the Cul de sac crossing point

15 Sep 2015 by Governors' Camp

Hi Carel,

This morning at 10:45 a.m. at the Cul de sac crossing point there was a huge crossing of wildebeest, with some topi and zebra. They built up for over three hours before deciding to cross.

It was the topi who started the crossing followed by the wildebeest then the zebra. They crossed in a dense mass from east to south west for over 25 minutes this may well be an estimate of 10,000 + animals. One topi was taken and five wildebeest, the crocodile were very active at this crossing. 

Further downstream there was another crossing at 11:55 a.m. the wildebeest crossed again from the east to south west at the main rocky crossing below Serena, an estimated 2,000-3,000 crossed there.  

Thanks,
Patrick
 

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Migration crossing the Mara River - Image by Patrick Reynolds