polar bears | frozen planet - summer for the polar bear
polar bears: frozen planet - summer for the polar bear
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
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Watch how polar bears live in the summer. They swim and search the ice maze for seals. But traveling across these landscapes is hard work for an animal weighing over half a ton. It's also harder to hunt when you have to swim.