In January 2016, a fierce blizzard in Texas killed 47,000 cattle. Most grazing animals will freeze or starve in the snow.
Food and life is generally abundant in warm, wet equatorial regions. Away from tropical latitudes, the seasonal fluctuations in temperature, rainfall and pasture are pronounced. Wild animals and nomadic herders know this and follow the plant-friendly weather.
Reindeer follow the sun – they spend summers grazing on the pastures of the treeless tundra, but when the snows start they head south for the protection of the forests. Moose also migrate to lower land in winter – staying ahead of the descending s ... continue reading »