Evolution Earth

A Growing Number of Wildebeest In the Serengeti

After vets eradicated rinderpest, a disease which impacts both cattle and the wildebeest of the Serengeti. Wildebeest numbers grew and grew from 300,00 to over a million. At the time experts were worried they would overgraze destroying the ecosystem but instead the opposite happened, a key relationship was restored and the whole environment started to flourish.

A Growing Number of Wildebeest In the Serengeti

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