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The area is abundant year-round with zebras, wildcats, giraffes and elephants, including herds of wildebeests that migrate past the camp from November to March.
It was thought that a local outbreak of a disease called rinderpest had wiped out the zebra and wildebeest that the lions normally preyed on, making the cats desperate enough to prey on humans, who the lions then consumed entirely.
African wildebeests that die en masse on the Mara River in Kenya and Tanzania not only feed scavengers, but also release key nutrients directly into the river, according to a recent study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
If weather, technology and the wildlife itself cooperate, viewers will see lion prides in Kenya hunting by moonlight during a wildebeest migration, and macaque monkeys in Thailand smashing mussels on the beach for their breakfast.
This offers the advantage of a movable camp that can follow the wildlife — something that’s particularly useful during the famed wildebeest migration that takes place from June to mid-November.
Fifty-one local kids ages 6-15 have rehearsed for three weeks and will be playing the parts of lions, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and more.
Figuring out how over two million pounds of rotting wildebeest contributes to the river ecosystem is no easy feat.
Most of the animal bones come from gazelles, but there were also the cut and broken bones of hartebeests, wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, porcupines, hares, tortoises, freshwater mollusks, snakes and ostrich eggs.
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