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It seemed as though fall turned to winter over night, resulting in some very happy polar bears. Polar bears clean their fur by rolling and rubbing in the snow. You can only imagine how wonderful that would feel after a three months living on dry ground! This particular morning the bears seemed incredibly pleased by the appearance of their favorite white flakes, a sign of the coming winter, and re-appearing ice. Can you image if someday the ice never returned? Get involved and do your part to help save our furry friends!

  • grant: $600,000 - Polar Bears International

    For the Siku Cam Project as part of the My Planet, My Part Campaign and Tundra Connections program, and for general operating support. Grants between 2011-2012.

  • topic: polar bears

  • location: cape churchill

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polar bears: first snow of the season

Join us on a virtual trip on a Tundra Buggy to see the polar bear migration near Churchill, Manitoba with Polar Bears International and Frontiers North Adventures.

Every Fall, Churchill’s polar bears gather along the shores of Hudson Bay to wait for the ice to form so they can return to their seal-hunting grounds. During that time, they’re in a state known as walking hibernation. But freeze-ups are coming later each year—and melt-offs sooner—straining the limits of their fat reserves. That’s why this population is considered the most endangered. It’s up to us to take action to help them.

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location: Churchill, Canada

best viewing hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

time zone: Central Time

related links: Polar Bears International
Save Our Sea Ice
Adopt a Polar Bear
See Polar Bears in the Wild

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NGO: Polar Bears International

grant: $600,000

location: Manitoba

mission: For the Siku Cam Project as part of the My Planet, My Part Campaign and Tundra Connections program, and for general operating support. Grants between 2011-2012.

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It seemed as though fall turned to winter over night, resulting in some very happy polar bears. Polar bears clean their fur by rolling and rubbing in the snow. You can only imagine how wonderful that would feel after a three months living on dry ground! This particular morning the bears seemed incredibly pleased by the appearance of their favorite white flakes, a sign of the coming winter, and re-appearing ice. Can you image if someday the ice never returned? Get involved and do your part to help save our furry friends!

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