A polar bear swam continuously for over nine days, covering 426 miles, animal researchers were astonished to discover.

Swimming bear

And the scientists studying bears around the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and Canada, claim this endurance feat could be a result of climate change.

“This bear swam continuously for 232 hours and 687 km and through waters that were 2-6 degrees C,” says research zoologist George M. Durner. “This individual lost 22 per cent of her body fat in two months and her yearling cub.”

via The Daily Mail (a link to the Daily Mail? On this blog? Wow.)

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