We (or at least the lions) miss the migration

Hi everyone —

It’s Friday and we’re short a guest post! Since I’ve just returned from a backcountry holiday in Yellowstone, and Margaret is at a scientific conference, I thought I’d fill this space with a quick video of last year’s migration. I recruited Jason Adams, a Serengeti-based hot-air balloon pilot (and Canada’s reigning hot-air ballooning champion), to help me capture the scene on his Go-Pro.

Now, keep in mind that Season 5 represents the months after the oceans of wildebeest have left the Serengeti. For the lions, hyenas, and other large carnivores, it must feel a little bit like going from an all-you-can-eat-buffet to…well…the Lion House refrigerator…

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About ali swanson

I'm an ecologist studying how large carnivores coexist. I spend way too much of my time trying to stop hyenas and elephants from munching my camera traps!

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