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Dramatic crossing at the Mara River’s cul de sac crossing point

HerdTracker update 18 Sep 2015 by Governors’ Camp

Hi Carel,

This morning there were two crossings at the cul de sac all going south west, the first crossing was at 08:00 a.m. with an estimated 10,000 animals crossing and the second crossing was at 10:30 a.m. with an estimated 100,000 animals crossing.

Guides are saying that the last crossing at 10:30 a.m. was the largest seen at any one time in many years. A few were taken by crocodile and many succumbed to being trodden and died whilst try to cross and clamber up the rocks on the west bank of the Mara River.

It was a very dusty atmosphere particularly when large numbers of ungulates congregate such as this morning. Later on, there were still many wildebeest and zebra massing towards the mara river in long lines.

Photos courtesy of Mark Levy.

Thanks,
Patrick

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