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Fewer Animals are Migrating across the Mara

Wildlife in Tanzania and Kenya is under threat due to climate change, according to a local conservationist group that observes the migration of wild animals. The Mara Predator Conservation Project noticed that just a small fraction of animals came to the Mara, in the south of Kenya. Because of climate change, rainfalls have been less than usual, causing the ground to be drier and less likely to grow fresh grass. The water levels of the river are also unusually low, according to researcher Saitoti Silantoi. The sights of thousands of wildebeests migrating are severely toned down this year.