polar bears | frozen planet - cubs are born
polar bears: frozen planet - cubs are born
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.
location: Churchill, Canada
best hours: 9:30am - 4:00pm
time zone: Central Time
|links:||Polar Bears International|
|Save Our Sea Ice|
|Adopt a Polar Bear
|See Polar Bears in the Wild|
This is a time to scrape by, to wait. But on these side slopes beneath the snow, new lives are beginning. Watch as cubs are born and nursed during the winter hibernation.