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The Calving Season of the Migration

The largest crater in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater, is located within the Ngorongoro conservation area. More than two million years ago, this crater was formed. It is estimated that the crater is 2,000 square kilometers in size and 260 meters deep. It’s unquestionably one of the highlights of the Ngorongoro crater trip.

See the giant African tusked elephant and the critically endangered black rhino at the Ngorongoro conservation area. African wild cats, such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, caracals, and servals, can also be found in the region. The abundance of animals here for the cats to prey on is what draws them in.

Spotted hyenas, African wild dogs, and golden African dogs are among the other creatures you might anticipate seeing here.  Ostriches and Kori bustards are two examples of unique species.

The Ngorongoro crater is not the only feature within the Ngorongoro conservation area. There are a ton of additional attractions around. The park is approximately 8,292 square kilometers in size. Come to explore this enormous land; it has much to offer. Olduvai Gorge is one of the other attractions in this area. It is thought that the oldest human remains were found here. This is referred to as the “Cradle of Humankind” by some. The first human remains were found at this location in the 1950s by paleoanthropologists Louis Leakey and his wife Mary Leaky.

In addition to the Crater and the oldest ruins, there are numerous more attractions. There are over 25,000 different animal species in the Ngorongoro conservation area. For the purpose of giving birth, nearly 1.7 million wildebeests migrate onto the ndutu plains during the wet seasons. Around 470,000 gazelles and more than 260,000 zebras will give birth in this same season and region.

The Calving Migration in the Ngorongoro.

When one thinks about the Wildebeests great migration, pictures of large herds of wildebeest’s crossing over fields and river will come to mind. There is a smaller migration that occurs prior to this great migration. Very many people overlook this season and yet it’s very important and contributes a great deal to the bigger migration.

What is the calving season?

Calving Season of the Migration is a process by which by which the Wildebeests move to the southern areas of the Ngorongoro conservation area to spread out in the plains filled with lush vegetation to give birth. This period is usually in the Months of January to March. The routs they use to the plains are the same but the times sometimes vary but they usually prefer the rainy season. Te wildebeest do not go through this process alone, the Gazelle and Zebras also follow through. They go to these areas since they have short grass that can easily be eaten by their young one and it’s also hard for predators to hide here.


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