Wednesday, November 23, 2016

TANZANIA ~ Crocodile - Grumeti River - Serengeti National Park - UNESCO~

...Fantastic African National Park postcard... the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world ...  the Great African Nile crocodiles are some of the most dangerous and the most powerful crocodiles in the world and  probably the most feared predator in Africa...
...This will be my third year in a row that I donated money to a charity called 'Hearts in Unity' (to buy school supplies) and then receiving a postcard written by a Tanzanian child as a thank you.... I couldn't resist this offer, and the money went to a good cause ♥...Thanks a lot Jenifa Festo a 14 year old girl going to the Seela Primary School...✿◕ ‿ ◕✿
Photo: © Javed Jafferji

The Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve across the border in Kenya, protect the greatest and most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife on earth, and one of the last great migratory systems still intact. It altogether make up some 14% of the country's land area.

This National Park was established in 1951 and is the  oldest national park in Tanzania. The name 'Serengeti' comes from the Maasai language and  means“endless plains”

The African crocodile lives in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti,  the black clay soil covers the swampy savannah of this region. The Grumeti River is home to Nile crocodiles, colobus monkeys, hippopotamus, and martial eagles. The migration passes through from May to July. Although the diet of the Nile Crocodile is normally made up of fish, in some areas such as the Serengeti, large mammals are frequently taken.


Wild Animals of Africa
(Issued 28-10-2010)

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