Photo: 10,000 Wildebeest Drown in Migration "Pileup"



Scores of wildebeest lay dead along the banks of the Mara River in Kenya, having washed downstream after a bizarre mass death that occurred early last week.

An estimated 10,000 of the animals drowned while attempting to cross the river during an annual migration, wiping out one percent of the total species population.

Photograph courtesy Terilyn Lemaire/Mara Conservancy/WildlifeDirect


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