Polar bear seen from a distance walking on pack ice


Nomadic animals wander from place to place, using no particular fixed routes - unlike a migration - rather than staying in one tightly defined area. There are boundaries to their wanderings and some species, wolves for example, are still territorial. Often, animals may be nomadic only part of the time, during particular seasons, like badgers, or particular life cycle phase, as with young male lions. Nomadism in these cases has reproductive advantages, allowing males to visit different groups of females and ensure a healthy gene pool.

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