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Don't know nothin 'bout birthing babies; but they are being born!

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Feb 9th, 2006, 10:35 AM
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Don't know nothin 'bout birthing babies; but they are being born!

Comment from friend who arrive JRO yesterday:

"Very warm here - about 85 during day - and very dry. Apparently there were
some rains in southern Serengeti a week or so ago, but nothing since that
time. Wildebeest calves born in Seronera area are dropping like flies.
Predators stomachs are bulging ... A lot of the migration is supposedly in
Ndutu/southern Serengeti, but will see that first hand tomorrow when we are
there."
 
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Feb 9th, 2006, 11:18 AM
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Indeed, it is all a bit sad.

Here is an email from an Arusha guide who just returned from the Serengeti (I asked him about Ndutu and Piaya/Nasera):

"Now all the Migration animals are on the way back to Seronera from the Serengeti South because its very dry now and they have the youngs but most of them they have die.
Ther're few of them at the South but around the Nasera I don't think if there're any one left there according the information which I have.
Today its a little bit cloudy here in Arusha and we expect the rain from 14th to 15th of this Month,but we're not sure!..."

I guess the situation is changing almost daily now! When it rains the animals point south, when it dries out they point north.
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Feb 9th, 2006, 12:54 PM
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Just as confused as they were when we both visited last May/June.

Yes, it's sad, but the "cycle of life" and (death).
 
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Feb 9th, 2006, 02:47 PM
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Here's a question about wildebeest births in Manyara or Ngorongoro. Is it easier to try to see these animals give birth because of a more confined area that is not as big as the Serengeti? Just wondering about the calving season in these parks next door.
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