Like something biblical, like locusts out of Exodus 10:3–6, a plague of grasshoppers swarmed Sin City [aka Las Vegas] this past July. This migration was triggered by a harsh winter, one the city hadn't seen in a long time.
Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" was a prescient novel. Rooted in the civil rights era of the 1950s, it could also be set in modern day America, where bullies versus innocents and democracy versus autocracy are inherent.
After People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) accused circuses of cruelty repeatedly over the years, they finally ceased using elephants altogether, and actually retired the older ones to sanctuaries they created.
Novelist Emily Giffin once quoted: "A son is a son 'til he takes a wife, but a daughter is a daughter all her life." While this dynamic normally holds true for most mammal species, that are exceptions.