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- National Reserve
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The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger.
The Maasai people had been grazing their livestock in the open plains of eastern Mara Region, which they named "endless plains," for around 200 years when the first European explorer, Austrian Oscar Baumann, visited the area in 1892.The name "Serengeti" is an approximation of the word used by the Maasai to describe the area, siringet, which means "the place where the land runs on forever".
The park is Tanzania's oldest national park and remains the flagship of the country's tourism industry, providing a major draw to the Northern Safari Circuit encompassing Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It has over 2,500 lions and more than 1 million wildebeest.
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Wildlife & Birds
|Thomson s gazelles||Near Threatened|
|Plain Zebra||Near Threatened|
|Common Warthog||Least Concern|
|Blue Monkey||Least Concern|
|Superb Starling||Least Concern|
|Lilac-breasted Roller||Least Concern|
|African Fish Eagle||Least Concern|
|Egyptian Goose||Least Concern|
|Yellow-billed Stork||Least Concern|
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