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.