Polar Bears are on the brink of extinction. It is expected that polar bears will disappear from the wild within the next 20 to 25 years.
Big Oil has tried for years and years to drill for oil and gas in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Congress then introduced legislation to protect the Refuge--but we are not yet there. Take a moment to send your letter!
In Alaska, hunting is a regular thing. Shooting bears is a regular thing. And it's totally ok for you to wake a bear up by shooting it (if you sorta miss). However, it's illegal in Alaska to wake a sleeping bear merely to take a picture of or with it!
Polar Bear mother with her two year old cub.
Polar bear Ursus maritimus swimming near Karl-Alexander Island Franz Josef Land Russia
Bear families are super cute, with the mama bears taking care of the stumbling cubs, and the cubs fooling around.
i love polar bears! Polar bears in Vapusk, Manitoba, Canada (photo via Howard Ruby) - One reason why people like polar bears, is because of the tender relationship between mother and cub
Join us here at Nat Geo Kids to discover our top facts about polar bears! Where they live, what they eat, and how they survive the in freezing temperatures!