Photo: Mass Wildebeest Drowning: Were Tourists to Blame?



Scores of wildebeest lay dead along the banks of the Mara River in Kenya in late September 2007, having washed downstream after a bizarre mass death that occurred after thousands of animals failed to ford the river safely.

The Kenya Wildlife Service and conservationists who work in the area are offering conflicting estimates as to how many animals died and why.

Photograph courtesy Terilyn Lemaire/Mara Conservancy/WildlifeDirect

NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS

ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.