Top 10 Migratory Animals

"Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individual animals, usually on a seasonal basis." (wiki)

The Top Ten

1 Stork

We exist thanks to a mysterious stork... - Metal_Treasure

2 Arctic Tern

It holds the long-distance migration record for birds, travelling between Arctic breeding grounds and the Antarctic each year. The distance is at least 19,000 km (12,000 mi) but it gets two summers every year. - Metal_Treasure

3 Swallow

Their long-distance migration is probably the most typical image of migration - they are northern landbirds that make long flights to the tropics. - Metal_Treasure

4 Bar-tailed Godwit Bar-tailed Godwit

They hold the record for the longest known non-stop flight of any migrant, flying 11,000 km from Alaska to New Zealand where are their non-breeding areas.
Prior to migration, 55 percent of their bodyweight is stored as fat to fuel this non-stop flight. - Metal_Treasure

5 Monarch Butterfly Monarch Butterfly

No individual completes the whole migration. These butterflies mate and reproduce on the journey and only successive generations travel the next stage of the migration. - Metal_Treasure

6 Christmas Island Red Crab Christmas Island Red Crab

It is a species of land crab that is endemic to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. They migrate to the ocean to lay their eggs in there. Their annual mass migration is spectacular because millions of red crabs move. - Metal_Treasure

7 Atlantic Salmon Atlantic Salmon

With the exception of landlocked salmon, all salmon species are anadromous; all are born in freshwater, live to adulthood in saltwater, and return to the rivers and streams where they were born to spawn and die.

It migrates between saltwater and freshwater - Metal_Treasure

8 Zebra Zebra Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black and white striped coats.
9 Wildebeest Wildebeest
10 Turtle Dove Turtle Dove

This dove is really beautiful - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Bar Headed Goose

While traveling generally from India to Mongolia, these geese take the most direct route, over the Himalayan Mountain Range. They have been GPS tagged and have reached height records of over 21,000 feet. - Ned964

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