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Majestic creature of the far north, the polar bear is the world's largest terrestrial carnivore, its Latin name, Ursus maritimus, means 'sea bear', an apt name for this amazing species which spends much of its life predominantly on sea ice. Polar bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles or 100km without rest in search for food!

Majestic creature of the far north, the polar bear is the world's largest terrestrial carnivore.

Its Latin name, Ursus maritimus, means 'sea bear', an apt name for this amazing species which spends much of its life predominantly on sea ice.

Polar bears are listed as a vulnerable by IUCN because of ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change.

It is not too late to take action to help polar bears, click here for a list of things you can do!


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4 years old Kinuk goes to the vet

6 Comments
2023/02/06
12:55 UTC

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Taking a quick icy dip!

2 Comments
2023/01/30
11:55 UTC

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What are those spots on her fur?

I watched a video about Agee the polar bear last night. Somehow nobody in the comments had asked about her fur, so I couldn't find any answers there. Google also didn't help. It suggested alopecia, could that be it?

13 Comments
2023/01/24
11:58 UTC

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A diving bear

2 Comments
2023/01/23
11:55 UTC

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Wee Brodie enjoys the snow!

5 Comments
2023/01/16
12:06 UTC

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The age old question.

0 Comments
2023/01/15
22:37 UTC

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Hey what do you think of my new hairstyle?

3 Comments
2023/01/09
13:10 UTC

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Satsuki plays with her ball

4 Comments
2023/01/02
13:18 UTC

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Hertha celebrated in style with mama Tonja

1 Comment
2022/12/26
13:17 UTC

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Floating docks for polar bears

Has anyone thought about creating a series of floating docks to help the Polar bears get out further to hunt since the ice is gone?

8 Comments
2022/12/24
19:04 UTC

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Brodie celebrated his first birthday (a week ago)!

4 Comments
2022/12/21
13:08 UTC

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Just relaxing!

1 Comment
2022/12/12
12:13 UTC

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Twins born to Crystal at Toledo Zoo, watch the family on live webcam! Live streaming from 9am US Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5)

2 Comments
2022/12/05
14:48 UTC

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Polar bears have the cutest paws!

5 Comments
2022/11/28
12:43 UTC

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Polar bear mothers, in particular, are very caring of the young ones. Today, due to climate change, bears have to travel greater distances to forage for food and survive. Sometimes the mother must hold her young one by her side while searching for the next hunting area.

1 Comment
2022/11/21
12:58 UTC

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Half sisters Nora and Amelia Gray recently celebrated their 6th and 7th birthdays!

6 Comments
2022/11/14
11:56 UTC

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We were so excited to finally see a polar bear in the Arctic on our last day in Svalbard!

5 Comments
2022/11/07
13:29 UTC

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The mighty ice bear spotted her victims

1 Comment
2022/11/07
12:39 UTC

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It's Polar Bear Week! Polar Bears International is developing an effective early detection radar systems for bears entering Arctic communities as they are spending more time on land due to shorter sea ice seasons. This system will help keeping polar bears and people safe, they need our support!

2 Comments
2022/10/31
12:06 UTC

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On the rocks.

7 Comments
2022/10/24
19:42 UTC

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A female polar bear breastfeeds her two cubs in the harbour of the abandoned Russian settlement of Pyramiden

7 Comments
2022/10/17
09:41 UTC

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The master shows you how to get across thin ice

5 Comments
2022/10/13
08:05 UTC

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Polar Bear Week is only 3 weeks away! Get ready for the Tundra Buggy cam!

4 Comments
2022/10/10
11:48 UTC

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A polar bear after it tried to catch a beluga whale, seen in the background, off the coast of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Canada

5 Comments
2022/10/03
12:22 UTC

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Ever wonder why polar bears ears are so small? The small and round shape of polar bear ears and tails effectively prevents heat loss and conserves the most warmth possible!

5 Comments
2022/09/26
10:40 UTC

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Mutual respect

5 Comments
2022/09/19
09:52 UTC

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A chill moment in Svalbard

3 Comments
2022/09/12
12:36 UTC

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A brief glimpse into polar bears' world

2 Comments
2022/09/05
11:23 UTC

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