Captain Squack and the Green Treasure
Captain Squack searches the “wide land” with his binoculars, looking for the Green Treasure. Rain makes the grass green and juicy, a treasure for the Wildebeest. Looking for this “Green Treasure” by following the sweet earthy smell of rain, the Wildebeest walk the same circle every year. „This migration circle is a circle of life for the Wildebeest“, Tata explains to the adventurous captain Squack. But the real treasure is not the green grass, but the water. Water makes the grass grow and fills the rivers and waterholes”. The Wildebeest chase the rain to survive in the Serengeti. Juicy green grass makes the Wildebeest healthy and strong so they can survive times of dryness in the “wide land”. The continuous nibbling by the herd, makes the grass grow more dense and lush. Their never-ending trampling flattens the grass, protecting it from catching fire in the heat of the African sun. Even their droppings are important, they fertilize the soil. Chasing the water treasure is chasing after life itself, important for all creatures living in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system.