The name 'Ngorongoro' comes from the sound of bells worn by cattle herded by the Maasai. The crater itself formed 2.5 million years ago when a volcano as tall as Kilimanjaro imploded (imagine that sight!). The ash from the volcano preserved many fossils and helped us learn about the African origins of humanity.
Have you ever wondered why we never domesticated zebras (aka most fashionable horse ever)? Turns out many people have tried, but evolution has resulted in zebras being fairly violent (to defend against many predators) and suspicious of people (having evolved along side them). Smart cookies - they are hence left to roam free!
No wrong place to lend a helping hand! 🐒🐒🐒 The truth is, when you see animals in the wild, about 10% they are in majestic, #natgeo -worthy poses...and the rest of the time they are doing things like this. Don't let glossy books fool you - come prepared for grossness and hilarity! 😂