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7 Amazing Animal Journeys

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7 Amazing Animal Journeys

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green

You’ve probably heard about the polar bear who swam more than 400 miles over a continuous nine-day stretch. She was looking for ice, and although polar bears regularly swim long distances between ice floes, the Telegraph reports, “it is feared the animals are being forced to go further as there is less ice because of global warming.”

The polar bear accomplished quite a feat in her search for ice (though sadly, she also lost her yearling cub)—but she’s not the only animal surprising humans with impressive travel skills, either for purposeful migration or because they show up by chance hundreds or thousands of miles away from home.

Here’s a look at some other animals that have turned up shockingly far from home—and not all of the animals here are wild.

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5:27PM PDT on May 19, 2013

Incredible facts !!! Thank you :)

8:14AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Animals are amazing.

7:02AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Yep, amazing.

5:28AM PDT on May 30, 2012

This is another reason to NOT kill them all off, Bears, Wolves, etc. .....God is to Man as Man is to Animal

2:32AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

Bravo wonderful animals!

4:12PM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

Another nice/interisting video ... Tks for sharing ....

4:40PM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

wow, that would make me feel really worried if my dogs left.

8:55AM PDT on Mar 13, 2011

My Gosh... Amazing article!
I have a Shih Tzu, too, and no way I want him to get lost and have to travel somewhere. I'm fairly sure he'd get lost.

3:46PM PST on Mar 11, 2011

Beautiful creatures.

3:44PM PST on Mar 11, 2011

Animals are absolutely incredible! We can learn alot from them.

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