Africa's Great Migration of Wildebeest Shows "Swarm Intelligence"

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The wildebeest herd moves quickly and its journey is dangerous: Individuals face threats from predators—like crocodiles and lions—and also can be trampled with one misstep.

However, though the migration looks like a frenzy, research shows it is an example of "swarm intelligence."

SLIDESHOW: Starling Flocks Mesmerize in Coordinated Swarms

Photo credit: Burrard-Lucas