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Knut: a polar bear story (BBC news online)

Shortly after his birth, the German media reported that an animal rights campaigner was calling for him to be put down rather than brought up by humans. It prompted a huge groundswell of sympathy for the bear, which never went away.

By | 2017-09-04T15:06:30+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Environment & climate, Nature|Comments Off on Knut: a polar bear story (BBC news online)

Deep waters (New Statesman)

It is hard to list all the adversaries that the American long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox has overcome. In the past 30 years, this real-life mermaid has battled sharks, icebergs, the KGB and the FBI, eight-foot waves, ten-knot currents and impenetrable fog.

By | 2018-02-25T18:49:58+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Books, Swimming and lidos|0 Comments