Serengeti National Park Ecosystem
Every year the wildebeest and zebra begin their annual migration. Their migratory route defines the Serengeti ecosystem. This ecosystem extends beyond the boundaries of the Serengeti National Park and includes the following game reserves and conservation areas:
The Serengeti ecosystem is famous for its abundant and unique wildlife concentration. Many of the plains animals found on the Serengeti can be found nowhere else in the world. The Serengeti is also known for its annual migration of the wildebeest, an unparalleled sight, since there are over a million in the Park. Thousands of wildebeest can be seen moving freely along their traditional migratory route. Credit must be given to the Tanzanian government for their efforts in conservation which have allowed this migration to take place undisturbed.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] The vegetation and wildlife that are found throughout the Serengeti National Park are closely related to one another. In the southeastern region, the vast open plains are covered by short and long grasses. In the central portion are the acacia savannah. The northern section is hilly and has densely wooded sections. In the western portion of the SNP are wooded highlands and black clay plains which reach the edge of Lake Victoria. The herbivores eat the savanna grasses on their migratory routes and are followed by the carnivores forming the interdependent ecosystem of the plains.
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