On the Move

October 2, 2020
LAYNE KENNEDY—GETTY IMAGES

*Miles have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

FROM TOP: WAYNE R. BILENDUKE—GETTY IMAGES; SERGEY KRANSOSHCHOKOY—GETTY IMAGES; ANDY SKILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY/GETTY IMAGES; KEITH SZAFRANSKI—GETTY IMAGE; VIEWSTOCK/GETTY IMAGESV. SOURCE: SCIENCE REPORTS

Some animals travel long distances when they migrate, or move from one place to another. They migrate for different reasons. Some animals migrate to find food. Others do so to breed. Often, animals migrate when the seasons change. Many travel hundreds of miles.

Scientists tracked the land mammals that traveled the farthest. The scientists measured the distance from the animals’ starting point to their destination and back again. Here are the five land mammals that cover the most distance.

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