Longest Polar Bear Swim Recorded—426 Miles Straight

A female polar bear swam for a record-breaking nine days straight, traversing 426 miles (687 kilometers) of water—equivalent to the distance between Washington, D.C., and Boston, a new study says.

The predator made her epic journey in the Beaufort Sea, where sea ice is shrinking due to global warming, forcing mother bears to swim greater and greater distances to reach land—to the peril of their cubs

via news.nationalgeographic.com

Koalas Were Asking People for Water

Koala Bears do not normally drink water. Under normal circumstances, a Koala Bear will get all the fluids they need from the type of gum leaves they eat. The problem for many of our Koala Bears is that so much of their natural habitat is disappearing under residential and industrial development projects.

Last summer was a hot one and the bushfires around Australia destroyed even more of the Koala Bears natural habitat. Without these special gum leaves that Koalas live on they can't live. Everything they need is contained in those very special gum leaves so to see a Koala actually approach a Human being and beg for water

via mariandeer.blogspot.com