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Wild horses stampeding

A stampede (/stæmˈpd/)[1] is when a group of large animals suddenly start running in the same direction. This is because the animals are excited or scared. It may also mean when many people are trying to do the same thing at the same time. Non-human species that can cause stampedes include zebras, cattle, elephants, reindeer, sheep, pigs, goats, blue wildebeests, walruses,[2] wild horses, and rhinoceroses.

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  1. stampede 1 (noun). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 June 2021. {{cite encyclopedia}}: |website= ignored (help)
  2. "3,000 walruses die in stampede tied to climate". NBC News. Associated Press. 14 December 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2016.