Some wildebeest roam near Camp Savute Elephant Camp by Orient Express in Botswna, in the Chobe National Park. In the first days of June sees one of the most characteristic events of Africa, thousands of wildebeest moving across the plain toward its summer quarters in search of better pastures. This unstoppable march, a thousand times filmed, photographed and commented, is the best known of this key species in the food chain of the savanna. Before embarking on his annual trip, there have been bridal stops within the herd, dotted with violent disputes among males for the conquest of a territory where they produce small copulations with females that have been able to attract. With the females and fertilized, different start joining groups forming endless streams of individuals who will not stop until you reach fresh grazing areas of Lake Victoria or the Ngorongoro Crater, where they will spend five or six months before returning to their places of origin. Now when births occur, staggered over a period of two or three months, and when the importance of wildebeest as an indispensable link in the food chain is evident. Knowing the explosion of life, many predators are clustered near herds of wildebeest in search of easy prey, causing high mortality in newborn calves and between individuals old or sick for this year has been the your last migration. The wildebeest inhabit the savannas of eastern and southern Africa. They can delay birth at will by choosing the most appropriate time to give birth to their young. There is another species, white-tailed, living in very localized areas of South Africa was and is on the verge of extinction.