Wildebeest migration in Kenya

Migration

Migration is the usually seasonal movement of animals in pursuit of food, suitable breeding sites or to escape bad weather or other environmental conditions. Mass migrations - such as the wildebeest crossing the Mara River, or Pacific salmon heading upstream to mate - create some of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles.

Why is Britain a wildlife migration hotspot?

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Animals with this behaviour

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians

Cartilaginous fish

Ray-finned fishes

Lampreys

Cephalopods

Insects

Starfish

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