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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.

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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Footprints

1 Comment
2024/01/29
11:40 UTC

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A handsome fella at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

2 Comments
2024/01/16
13:46 UTC

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Baby bear and momma 🙂❤️

1 Comment
2024/01/14
00:58 UTC

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A mother and her cub

2 Comments
2024/01/08
12:03 UTC

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A young polar bear pulls itself onto sea ice

1 Comment
2023/12/18
19:37 UTC

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A mother and cub seen from the deck of MS Fridtjof Nansen

1 Comment
2023/12/04
11:06 UTC

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Come back and play with me!

2 Comments
2023/11/27
10:01 UTC

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Kallik and Kallu will be celebrating their first birthday on the 11th of November at Toledo Zoo!

6 Comments
2023/11/06
11:22 UTC

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Comfy

2 Comments
2023/10/30
17:17 UTC

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Be on the lookout, our pumpkin was stolen. Happy Halloween! (Photo credit to a friend)

1 Comment
2023/10/29
16:47 UTC

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Ewa in her element

2 Comments
2023/10/17
10:27 UTC

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Cub with a stick - finalist in this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

3 Comments
2023/10/09
11:35 UTC

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Lunch's here! Brodie and mum Victoria at Highland Wildlife Park, Scotland [OC]

3 Comments
2023/10/02
09:36 UTC

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Monday feels

2 Comments
2023/09/18
10:07 UTC

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Polar bears feed on the remains of a whale carcass in Svalbard, Norway

4 Comments
2023/08/22
06:59 UTC

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I am coming in!

1 Comment
2023/08/21
11:36 UTC

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Viewing Polar Bears

A few friends and I are going on a roadtrip for a month in September/October all through Yukon and Alaska, with the main goal of seeing a Polar Bear.

Unfortunately, it seems alot of the places to see Polar bears in Canada/Alaska (Kaktovik, Utqiagvik, Churchill) are all entirely inaccessible by car.

We are doing this by car only and obviously on a bit of a budget. Is there anywhere coastal in these regions that are accessible by car (campervan) that frequently get Polar bears?

Thanks

7 Comments
2023/08/18
22:46 UTC

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Polar Bear Collar Cam 2014, 2015, 2016 - USGS

1 Comment
2023/08/18
01:52 UTC

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Swimming on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Canada's Nunavut Territory

2 Comments
2023/08/14
11:44 UTC

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Relaxing

1 Comment
2023/08/07
10:29 UTC

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The observer

1 Comment
2023/07/31
10:55 UTC

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Mama/Papa Bear Rescues Their Baby Bear!

3 Comments
2023/07/29
02:25 UTC

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The bear and its shadow

1 Comment
2023/07/24
11:01 UTC

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Polar Bear at Lincoln Park Zoo

1 Comment
2023/07/17
10:44 UTC

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