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Scientists Are Speechless At This Arctic Fox Walking 76 Days From Norway to Canada

The female fox trekked the two and a half month journey from Norway's Svalbard islands to northern Canada in the longest recorded fastest movement rate for a fox ever. Researchers at Norway's Polar Institute fitted the young female with a GPS tracking device and freed her into the wild in late March last year on the east coast of Spitsbergen, the Svalbard archipelago's main island. The fox was under a year old when she set off west in search of food, reaching Greenland just 21 days later - a journey of 1,512 km - before trudging forward on the second leg of her trek.
She was tracked to Canada's Ellesmere Island, nearly 2,000 km further, just 76 days after leaving Svalbard. What amazed the researchers was not so much the length of the journey as the speed with which the fox had covered it - averaging just over 46 km (28.5 miles) a day and sometimes reaching 155 km.

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GPS Trackers Reveal The Crazy Distance Your Cat Goes At Night

Cats love to wander — but just how far they go is pretty wild. Australian researchers put GPS trackers on a dozen cats and tracked down their movements. The resulting maps are surprising, we knew cats are used to roam around the neighborhood during the night, but nobody could imagine that some of the cats walked as far as 3km. Look at these maps to understand the way cats actually move at night.


GPS maps showing how far your cat walks at night
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When researchers at the North Carolina state university placed GPS tracking devices on house cats, some interesting findings turned up. While most cats stay in the vicinity of their homes, others travel much farther away, to the surprise of their owners. 

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Guys, guys I've got it. According to his GPS, the nearest banana plantation is only 26,440.34 miles away due south. Everybody hop in!