Arctic Tern Interactive Quiz
The Arctic tern makes the longest migration of any animal across the globe, flying 71,000 kilometres a year. This tiny but mighty bird zigzags from Greenland to Antarctica annually. Researchers estimate that as Arctic terns can live for more than 30 years, they’d cover 2.4 million kilometres in their lifetime. That’s three jaunts to the moon and back!
Barren-Ground Caribou Interactive Quiz
Barren ground caribou are famous for their enormous herds and long treks. They move in herds of thousands between their winter and summer ranges. Some migrations can be close to 800 kilometres long, one-way. Around March, the herds head north to the tundra where pregnant females calve. The caribou are thin when they reach the tundra in spring but nutritious plants there (lichens, grasses, sedges, mosses and flower buds) are just what the females need to help them produce rich milk for their calves.
Humpback Whale Interactive Quiz
The migration path of the humpback whale, covering over 8000 km per year, is among the largest of any mammal. Their impressive migration route is one of the most well-documented of all marine mammals. The humpbacks, and many other whales which follow a similar migration route, feed on the rich waters of the northern latitudes during summer and meet in the tropical and subtropical waters during winter.
Leatherback Sea Turtle Interactive Quiz
The leatherback seaturtle ranges further than any other reptile, with single turtles migrating across entire ocean basins. Leatherbacks can be found in the tropical, temperate, and boreal, or northernmost, waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. They are also found in the Mediterranean Sea.