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Astounding examples of animal migration across the world


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4. The Blue Whale

 

Blue whale swimming photo

 

Blue Whales are fascinating creatures who are so absolutely gigantic, it’s very difficult to actually get a photo of a migration due to the vast amount of space between each whale as they travel. The average length of the blue whale is 23-24 meters and they can weigh up to a whopping 90,000 kg!

They can be found present in all oceans of the world, and they migrate often, moving from place to place many times throughout their lives. Typically, this Whale can be found in subtropical regions during the winter, allowing them to enjoy some warmer waters throughout the cold months, and they migrate to polar regions in the spring and summer.

It is mad to think that the leviathans are roaming the oceans right now as you read this article, and with an average lifespan of 80-90 years, those that are roaming the ocean now, will likely still be swimming when we are long gone!

 

 

5. Wildebeest

 

Wildebeest Migration photo

 

In the main image for this article, you can see the Wildebeest migration. It is rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events – every year over a million wildebeest migrate clockwise around the Serengeti/Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in two different countries and courting, mating, and giving birth along the way.

Described as one of the “Seven new wonders of the world”, this amazing example of animal migration can be seen in the Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania, and if you were to only go on one safari in your life, we have heard that this is certainly the one to go for.

 

6. The Caribou

 

Caribou migration photos

 

In July every year, Caribou females (cows) of the major Canadian herds migrate south from their calving grounds to intercept the Caribou males (bulls) near the tree-line in the remote Artic tundra. This is a migration purely for reproductive purposes, and it is estimated their current population is between 100,000 and 200,000 in size, with the population varying massively in numbers of recent years.

They remain there for the winter period, returning en masse during the summer and autumn.

 

Click here to check out stunning images of the 10 most beautiful animals on Earth!

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