polar bears: frozen planet - summer for the polar bear

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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.

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polar bears: frozen planet - summer for the polar bear

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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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.

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