Striped Sentries

Zebras have keen eyesight. You often see them in pairs looking in opposite directions on the “Endless Plain” of the Serengeti, keeping an eye out for predators as the rest of the herd grazes.

By comparison, wildebeest have poor eyesight so they travel along with the zebra for protection. Wildebeest have a knack for knowing where the green grass grows, and they eat different grass than the zebra so there is no competition for food. Wildebeest find the food and zebra provide the protection.

The “tag team” of these two species is very impressive during the Great Migration.

Thought for the Day: Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Calvin Coolidge

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