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Watch 1.5 Million Wildebeest Migrate In One Minute Flat

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Every year, a swarm of 1.5 million wildebeest begin their journey through the Serengeti, forming the world's largest land mammal migration. Accompanied by some 300,000 zebra, they take the 1,800-mile trek over several months in search of new grazing grounds.

Filmmaker Will Burrard-Lucas captured some stunning footage of the migration, and created a mind-blowing timelapse of the entire ordeal.

First, the animals mosey across the plains.

(Will Burrard-Lucas/YouTube)

When they approach a river, a bottleneck usually occurs. Many wildebeest gather at the river's edge and abruptly surge into the water.

(Will Burrard-Lucas/YouTube)

River crossings are prime locations for predators like crocodiles, lions and hyenas to pounce. Wildebeest stay in close herds to form their best defense against these predators.

(Will Burrard-Lucas/YouTube)

See the massive migration - in timelapse - below:

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