Polar bear’s epic nine day swim in search of sea ice

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Knut, un ours polaire mâle agé de 4 ans, au zoo de Berlin © AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

A polar bear swam continuously for over nine days, covering 687km (426 miles), a new study has revealed.

Scientists studying bears around the Beaufort sea, north of Alaska, claim this endurance feat could be a result of climate change.


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