October 23rd, 2010
Two to three million years ago in Tanzania, a massive volcano collapsed, scarring the land with a huge crater. Today, this ancient crater, called Ngorongoro Crater, is home to one of the densest wildlife populations in Africa. All of the famous "big five" African animals live here: lions, leopards, rhinos, African buffalo and elephants. There are also cheetahs, zebras, hippos, flamingos, ostrich, hyena and many more rare and beautiful animals.
Inside Ngorongoro Crater, there are forests, swamps, great salt lakes and grasslands. The diversity of habitat is one reason that there are so many different animals here. The plentiful wildlife attracts around 450,000 visitors each year, and there are many companies offering tours inside the crater. Just do your research ahead of time and make sur
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