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Serengeti

area 14 763 km²/5698 sq mi. National park in N Tanzania; a world heritage site; established in 1951; average elevation c.1500 m/5000 ft; noted for its wildlife, especially wildebeeste, gazelle, zebra, impala, buffalo, topi, eland, kongoni, giraffe, elephant, hyena, and lion; famous for the mass migratory treks of the grass-eating animals and their predators as they follow the rains to new grazing grounds.

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