Photography competitions around the world have celebrated stunning images of polar bears, while helping to educate the public about these majestic creatures. There are an estimated 22,000 to 31,000 polar bears in the world. The marine mammals adapted to thrive in the frigid temperatures of the Arctic, but due to […]
Bad Wolf worked with VFX company Framestore on the BBC/HBO series “His Dark Materials.” They utilised the talents of puppeteers and visual effects artists to create over 2,000 shots as well as 50 different creatures. So why go to all this effort with puppets only to eventually render the animal […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’a annual Arctic Report Card, which describes how the Arctic has changed each year, came out this week. The report warns that global sea level rise is on track with one of climate scientists’ worst-case predictions. Ice melt due to climate change contributes to […]
A polar bear marked with the words “T-34” on its right flank was spotted wandering around eastern Russia. A video of it was posted to Facebook on Sunday. Scientists are scrambling to decipher what the words mean. Some researchers told Russian media the polar bear could be related to a […]
A picture has been released of the first polar bear cub born in the UK in 25 years. The as-yet-unnamed cub was born in December and recently left its mother’s den. Keepers at the Scottish conservation park where it lives will find out its sex in the coming weeks, and […]
A mother polar bear gave birth in the Scottish Highlands last month. Staff at her enclosure announced the birth after the cub survived its precarious first few weeks of life. Nobody can get close enough for pictures yet, but there’s audio recorded. If it lives, the cub (or cubs) will […]
Heartbreaking video shows a starving polar bear scavenging for food on dry land. The scene in Canada’s Baffin Islands was taken by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen. Nicklen said he and his crew were ‘filming with tears rolling down our cheeks.’ A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming […]
The USGS has attached a camera to a polar bear...
Pollution in the Arctic is so bad that...
VIDEO: In 2014, researchers with the US Geological Survey attached a camera to a radio collar on a polar bear. While the footage is pretty shaky, it's an incredible first-hand look at what it's like to be a polar bear.
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A handful of Russian researchers are allegedly...
Grizzly-polar bear hybrids are becoming a...
What happens when the ice melts.
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As the Arctic warms and natural habitats are transformed by human activity, strange new hybrid animals are starting to wander the earth. New animals have started to appear when two similar species have been forced into the same territory. In 2006, a white bear with brown splotches, believed to be […]
Steven Amstrup spent 30 years studying polar bears in Alaska. His research is what put polar bears on the threatened species list. Amstrup is now working with Polar Bears International in Manitoba, Canada to communicate the threat climate change poses to the polar bear population. “I left a research career […]