Zebras living in seasonally dry areas migrate annually, but in areas where food is abundant, zebra populations stay in place year round. The annual migration of more than 300,000 zebra and about 1.5 million wildebeest is a big tourist draw in parts of Africa, especially in Tanzania and Kenya.

During the Great Migration, zebra and other ungulates make a journey of up to 500 miles to and from the Serengeti in search of food. Zebra and wildebeest live together in harmony because they both eat a different part of the same sort of grass. This phenomenon only began during the 1960s as a result of a population boom in these species during that time.