Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

The Serengeti to the Masai Mara: How to Watch the Wildest Show on Earth

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

The Serengeti to the Masai Mara: How to Watch the Wildest Show on Earth

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It is perhaps the wildest show on Earth. Each year about a million wildebeest, half a million gazelle, and 200,000 zebra journey from the Serengeti park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya, following a clockwise rotation dictated by rainfall and grazing land.

The wild display will be broadcast live on the web starting Tuesday Sept. 29 and ending Oct. 5, and include expert commentary in an effort by Kenya to promote tourism, its most vital ecosystem being the Masai Mara reserve. Broadcasts of 10 to 20 minutes will run daily on the periscope app on Twitter. Viewers will need to register on herdtracker, the website of app developers.

"Serengeti-Mara ecosystems [are] considered to be perhaps the last of the ecosystems ... in which ... human impact is less than 5 percent," said professor Karim Hirji, former director of the Serengeti Wildlife Research Center in an interview with ABC News.

The annual migration - 700 miles round trip - is quite literally the circle of life. …

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