9 Facts About Serengeti National Park
9 Facts About Serengeti National Park: Serengeti National Park is located on the Northern part of Tanzania bordering Kenya on the North, Ngorongoro in the South. The Serengeti plains comprises of all the African big 5, famous Wildebeest, millions of Zebras, birds and other predators. Biologically researchers have found that Serengeti national park still has the highest number of globally threatened animal species like Black Rhinos, Wild dogs, Cheetahs and Elephants.
Serengeti national park is much famous due to the following basic facts about Serengeti which include the following:
- Serengeti national parks harbors the largest remaining unaltered annual animal migration called the wildebeest migration termed as the animal world cup that occurs between Serengeti and Maasai Mara national reserve of Kenya through the Mara River. The other Migrations in Serengeti is the calving migration that occurs between Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation area in Ndutu sector, it takes place between February and March every year. These is when thousands of wildebeest are born daily and thousands of the zebras also born daily. This attract a lot of predators to the southern Serengeti as they come to take advantage of the newly born week wildebeest as their food, after the little one’s finish one month they start migrating back to the central Serengeti once more.
- Another great true facts about Serengeti is that the park hosts the largest number of large and small predators not only in Africa but worldwide with the most recent commonly seen tree climbing lions, other predators include Leopards, Cheetahs, Janet cats, Hyenas, Jackals among others.
- Serengeti National park has the greatest record of having the oldest ecosystem in the world. The diverse unique flora and fauna can only be got in Serengeti not anywhere in the planet and this makes the park to be more unique than any other parks
- The Expanse of Serengeti is home to the only active volcano in the area – the Ol Doinyo Lengai. It ejects mineral rich carbonate lava that is washed down to the plains of Serengeti to fertilize the land.
- Serengeti national park has over 500 bird species both permanent residents and migrants from both Asia and Europe. The parks ecosystem together with two season weather attracts immigrant birds in specific months which come to breed especially around April which is rainy season and November. The key bird species are different kinds of Vultures, Ostriches, Secretary Birds, Martial Eagles, Kori Bustards, Starlings and others.
- Serengeti has dotted and good number of granite rocks commonly known as Kopjes that act a good siting places for Lions and other predators who use it as a hunting and hiding grounds. During mating season of lions they always move two only at this points where they can have enough time for mating, sun bathing and relaxing.
- The Serengeti National Park is nestled at 3,020 feet to 6,070 feet above the sea level. Its climate is generally dry but gets a lot of rainfall in the months of June and July.
- Serengeti is largely Savannah grassland, the open plain is dotted with scattered pieces of Shrub land that attracts both the herbivores to graze and good for the carnivores to hunt. Among the herbivores found here include, zebras, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, antelopes, gazelles and buffaloes. Among the carnivores found include lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, etc.
- All three big cats are easily seen at Serengeti National park. Lions are almost everywhere at the park, Cheetahs are very common on the south-eastern plains of the park, while leopards can often be found lazing in one of the big trees along the Seronera River.