Why do Zebra and Wildebeest Migrate together during the Great Migration?

Why do Zebra and Wildebeest Migrate together during the Great Migration? : Unexpectedly, the phenomena of migration began in 1960, proving that the great exodus was not as old as previously believed. Every year, the migration cause deaths to about 250,000 wildebeests and 32,000 zebras. The dependable connection between zebra and wildebeest is one of the most fascinating facts about the great wildebeest migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti national park and Kenya’s Maasai Mara national reserve.

In addition to zebras, wildebeests, antelopes, and other herbivores, the great migration occurs every year and is accompanied by many other predators such as lions, cheetah and leopards who frequently looking for hunts. It is one of the phenomena not to be missed out by Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. It demonstrates the friendly interaction between zebra and wildebeest as well as the struggle for survival in the struggle of life. During their migration, the wildebeest and zebra depend on one another for survival by using their sense organs.

The great migration in the Serengeti is waiting for you if you want to experience the excitement and camaraderie of wildlife. Why wildebeest and zebras do migrates together? Let’s go over some crucial information regarding the zebra and wildebeest’s interaction, and here are some facts/reasons:

  1. Each has their own unique eating pattern.

The wildebeest and the zebra are both herbivores, as is well known, and they share the same food supply. Wildebeest like to eat short grass because their mouths are designed to suck the juice from the grass, while zebras are widely known for using their large front teeth to consume long grass. Since they consume the same grass but different parts, zebras and wildebeests each have their own distinctive eating habits and depends on each other. In open grasslands and open savannah grasslands, zebras and wildebeests enjoy grazing.

  1. Each has a distinct sense of humor.

The dependence of the wildebeest and zebra on one another for food and water is one of the fascinating facts about the great wildebeest migration. Due to their excellent vision, the zebra herd follows the migration of the wildebeest.

The wildebeest’s keen hearing and smell assist in both defending themselves from predators and finding food. The zebra’s keen vision allows it to detect any danger. The swarm intelligence of the wildebeest enables them to respond to issues and find solutions collectively.

Why do Zebra and Wildebeest Migrate together during the Great Migration?
Why do Zebra and Wildebeest Migrate together during the Great Migration?

While the wildebeest can locate water, the zebra excels in both defense and navigation. They can avoid danger throughout the migration thanks to the wildebeest’s keen hearing and swarm intelligence, as well as the zebra’s improved eyesight and recall.

  1. The higher the number, the greater the security.

In the animal kingdom, the wildebeest and zebra make the best friends. Over 1.5 million wildebeests and 200,000 zebras take part in the great migration each year. Due to their swarm intelligence, wildebeest can avoid threats by crossing rivers and other open spaces. If there are more migratory animals, there is a greater chance that the attack can be diverted.


For tourists, June to October is by far the best period to view the Serengeti great wildebeest migration. The Serengeti dries up in April and May, and at the same time, the herds begin to migrate westward toward the Grumeti River. The Grumeti River presents difficulties for the herds of zebras and wildebeests in June and July. Travelers should go at this time to see the migration and wild encounters. The herds travel to the Mara River in the months of August and September. Observing zebras and wildebeests grazing in October is more picturesque. The Serengeti migration is at its best at this time of year for tourists and wildlife enthusiasts.

You have time to arrange a wonderful migratory Serengeti safari from June to November 2022-2023 if you’re interested in seeing the impressive display of African animals. Pack your bags and move quickly if you want to see this biggest show on earth.

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