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The longest migration route in Africa measures 500 km. Each year shall give the Plains Zebra

The longest documented migration route in Africa measures 500 km. Zebras, which it regularly attend, they must journey to overcome the natural obstacles like rivers, so people built fences.

Most of the time they spend Plains Zebra in Namibia Chobe River. At the beginning of the year, the issue of up to 250 kilometers to Botswana Nxai Pan National Park. At that time, namely in the area of ​​the Chobe River starts dry season, while in Nxai Pan contrary, it often rains. With the advent of rain in March, however, Nxai Pan cease. A zebra embark on the return journey. Within a few days escape again 250 kilometers. Scientists and conservationists now this migration documented using GPS collars, which gave eight adults begging steppe.

According to the researchers, this study is important because migration is a wide range of animal species essential part of their survival strategy. Free passage countryside but for animals increasingly difficult. The reference beg most frequently harassed by people built fences. The latter are often laid in many hundreds of kilometer lengths.

Environmentalists point out how important the building of supranational nature reserves. Zebras during their migration crosses the border between Namibia and Botswana. Their whole line but is in Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. It is the largest nature reserve, which is located on the territory of several countries. As the researchers add just such areas give the animals a chance of migrant landscape where you need it.


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