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Wildebeest are known for their annual migration to new pastures. The perils of wildebeest river crossings (being eaten by crocodiles or drowning) are well documented.  Although it is assumed that this migration is a frenzy and that the wildebeest cross blindly, recent research has shown that a herd of gnu possesses what is known as a "swarm intelligence", whereby the animals systematically explore and overcome the obstacle as one.

Wildebeest are known for their annual migration to new pastures. The perils of wildebeest river crossings (being eaten by crocodiles or drowning) are well documented. Although it is assumed that this migration is a frenzy and that the wildebeest cross blindly, recent research has shown that a herd of gnu possesses what is known as a "swarm intelligence", whereby the animals systematically explore and overcome the obstacle as one.

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