The stage where the migration finds itself in the Southern Serengeti, Tanzania, is a terrestrial example of the start of the circle of life. An impressive 500,000 wildebeest calves are added to the herd during February. WIth new life comes the predators furthering this tangible example of the circle of life.
During the months of December and January, the migration is attracted to the Southern Serengeti for its rich grasses, making for excellent grazing. This area, in proximity to the northern Ngorongoro Conservation Area, is the perfect spot to prepare for the thousands of new lives that will join the herd.
In the month of February, with some exceptions arriving between late January and mid-March, the calves arrive within a few weeks of each other. March is the time where the wildebeest prepare to move north chasing greener plains.