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Polar Swim: One polar bear recently showed off its endurance by swimming continuously for nine days. The bear covered 426 miles (687 kilometers) according to a new study.
Chinese Drought: A big wheat-growing province in China is facing its worst drought in a century.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Weirdest Imperiled Animals and Brutal Cold Weather