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Searching for wildebeest? There's an app for that

Wildebeest crossing the Mara River, which flows through Tanzania and Kenya.
Source: Asilia Africa

Armchair safari travelers have a new weapon at their fingertips—a real-time app tracking the migration of the wildebeest—and developers say it won't lead poachers to endangered prey in the same way that other geotagged images have.

The HerdTracker, launched by safari operator Discover Africa, enriches a Google map with updates from pilots who fly over the Serengeti and Masai Mara, safari guides on the ground and rangers from the Tanzania National Parks Authority.