Thursday, 12 November 2009
Wildlife: Polar Bear
The unmistakable Polar Bear Ursus maritimus is an animal just about everyone wants to see. They live in the Arctic region with populations in Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Russia and islands off Norway. And you can see them in the wild, with several destinations geared up to getting people up close, in safety, to this magnificent creature. Two well-known Polar Bear watching places are Churchill, Manitoba in Canada and the Svalbard archipelago between Norway and the North Pole where around 5000 Polar Bears are said to live. Here is a great site with all you need to know about Polar Bears including a list of responsible tour operators.