Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys
Annually, a variety of species spanning the globe make amazing and courageous voyages. A humpback whale swims with its mother from the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean near Australia to the frigid coast of Antarctica. Some travel as many as 15,000 miles per year, more than any other creature on earth. Emperor penguins trek each year from their breeding grounds into the sea to search for fish. Globe skimmer dragonflies migrate from India to eastern Africa and back again, making them the farthest-traveling insect in the world. African elephants march from the dry lands of the Kalahari region to the wetlands of the Okavango to quench their thirst.