“Are you leaving last?” Turn off the lights at the airport! ” Intelligent Horse Observations
You Humans have a saying: “Well, where we are not.” And you are not unique in this - We Animals are also capable of moving. Or, speaking our language, Migration.
In the photo: I, Gonjik, in person. Photo: elsie-by.livejournal.com
Why do animals move (migrate)?
You will surely come to mind the Migratory Birds. But I will not speak for Birds - I am not a Bird.
I will say for my relatives, albeit distant (including in the territorial sense) - Wildebeest.
Every August, Wildebeests gather in huge herds for the Great Migration - they move (or rather, of course, cross) across the border - from the country of Tanzania to the country of Kenya. The fact is that in August the grass in Tanzania, alas, practically disappears - largely thanks to the efforts of the Wildebeest themselves, of course. And they begin to grumble that, they say, the grass is greener and sweeter there! Finally, they decide to migrate.
But the problem is that in Kenya, the area where Gnu Antelopes can graze is smaller, and the grass soon ends there. And at home by that time growing up! Then the Wildebeests again begin to grumble, saying that everything is not so rosy in this foreign land ... And they set off on the return trip!
Among you, Man, by the way, I heard that it’s also not uncommon when it soon becomes difficult in your new homeland and you return to your previous place of residence - what if the grass has turned green here?
These transfers, of course, involve some inconvenience and even risks. Only Crocodiles, who play the role of customs, are satisfied - the Wildebeest at the time of crossing the border pays tribute to them - gapeous or insufficiently agile relatives.
But I don’t like to move. Well them, these moves! One stress from them ...