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Unbelievable but True Story: Polar bear petting dog in Churchill, Manitoba

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

13 nov. 2016

Copyright © David de Meulles


For all the people wondering. This dog and bear are both alive. This bear was by a dog sanctuary located 15kms out of town. There is over 50 dogs out there.

They are tied up so they cant run all over the land. These are the last dogs of there bred and are being looked after by brian ladoon in Churchill Manitoba.

Dont let media fool you. Manitoba conservation has also checked this area alot. And have never said its animal cruelty. These dogs are very happy. You can even pet them. Brian goes out and feeds the dogs everyday. He is very passionate about what he does.

 

Photographer Kerstin Langenberger posted a Shocking Snapshot of a Famished Polar Bear

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , on September 11, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Ordinarily, this is not the image we have of polar bears. Yet on  the 22nd of August 2015, the German photographer Kerstin Langenberger posted on his thread Facebook a shocking photo. The animal, usually so majestic, appears here horribly thin and injured.

A snapshot that will quickly move to Internet users around the world.

Taking offshore the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, photography has already been shared over 35,000 times. The habitat of this bear is popular with tourists who he allows to observe animals in their natural environment. Global Warming is affecting us all and these animals are among the first ones to suffer from it.

A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The Arctic is undergoing a dramatic change

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The Arctic is undergoing a dramatic change, and with this change one iconic Arctic hunter may soon have to give way to another as solid ice turns to open sea.

The polar bear, once king of the North, needs ice to stalk its prey. Killer whales, or orca, on the other hand, are unable to hunt in an ocean locked in ice.

As the ice increasingly disappears, the tables have turned. Polar bears are struggling to survive while the now open ocean provides bountiful new hunting grounds for the whales.

Shameless? Crystal Cruises will charge High amount of money for tourists to see melting Arctic and polar bears in their disappearing habitat

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , , on July 28, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame


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  • Luxurious month-long grand tour will give tourists the chance to see endangered Arctic animals and threatened icy landscape
  • Trip is set to appeal to lovers of the great outdoors but there is no mention of the cruise’s environmental impact in the brochure
  • ‘Once-in-a-lifetime expeditionary voyage’ is being offered by Crystal Cruises from almost 23,800 dollars
  • Ship will embark from the Gulf of Alaska on August 16, 2016
  • Company claims its cruise ship will be the first to traverse the Northwest Passage – a sea route that’s becoming more accessible due to melting ice
  • Holiday includes expeditions, kayaking trips and lectures by experts

 

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In 2008, cruise company Carnival said that on average, its ships released 712kg of carbon dioxide per kilometre.

Taking into consideration the number of passengers they carried, experts worked out that a journey was 36 times as damaging as a Eurostar trip when it came to carbon emissions, although unlike the Eurostar, people were living on board for a period of time.

As well as damaging emissions, the United Nations Environment Programme’s magazine, Our Planet, estimated that the average cruise ship generates 7.7lbs (3.5kg) of rubbish per holiday maker, every day

Some of the ships also emit sewage and bilge water, with one cruise ship estimated to produce 19 tonnes of solid waste daily

A polar bear who survived a near fatal injury has defied the odds and is now rearing a second set of cubs; Wildlife photographer Steve Kazlowski has been monitoring the polar bear over the years, charting her progress

Posted in 2014 with tags , , on April 3, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

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A polar bear who survived a near fatal injury has defied the odds and is now rearing a second set of cubs.

It was feared the bear, who appeared to have a badly broken leg, would have to be put down when spotted on a barrier island in Bernard Spit, Alaska in 2009.

But five years on, the sow has now been spotted with a second set of cubs showing that her disability is not holding her back.

 

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Mother Polar Bear and Cubs Emerging from Den

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Amazing images taken from the Arctic circle as a mother bear emerges from her winter long sleep with two new arrivals. With brilliant images of mother polar bear sledging down the slopes and cute cubs first taste of the Arctic air, this is a video you don’t want to miss from BBC natural history masterpiece ‘Planet Earth’.

Polar Bear Cams Live-Stream Historic Migration Of Threatened Population

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

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What’s better than a panda cam? In terms of cuteness, not much. But if you’re looking to swap “cute” for “carnivore,” these polar bear cams, currently live-streaming from near Churchill, Canada, will knock your socks off.

From Nov. 5-20, the cameras will document the migration of around 1,000 polar bears. They’re headed to the southwest corner of the Hudson Bay to await the formation of sea ice, which the bears will travel across in search of seals.

As the southernmost group of polar bears on the planet, the Hudson Bay population is particularly susceptible to inconsistent sea ice formation, which has become even more erratic as the Arctic warms. Per The Guardian, growing numbers of ice-free days have kept polar bears off the sea ice and away from their primary diet of seals, contributing to a long-term decline in population health.

A media release from Explore.org, one of the organizations behind the camera effort, estimates the Hudson Bay polar bear population is in its final decades of existence.

“Studies suggest [the bears are] losing nearly 2 lbs. a day while on land,” Steven Amstrup, the chief scientist for Polar Bears International, another organization involved in the effort, told LiveScience. “And they aren’t dieting intentionally.”

Amstrup added that bears have been forced to stay on land one extra day each year because of declining sea ice.

That trend is also seen on a more global scale, with polar bears struggling to survive as ice retreats further and further each summer. Notes National Geographic, some isolated areas in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland may serve as holdouts for polar bears through the next century, but with increased warming, says Amstrup, “even those last refuges will fail to sustain the icon of the Arctic.”

WATCH the live feed, above. Live cam footage courtesy of explore.org, Polar Bears International and Frontiers North Adventures.

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Polar bear males frequently play-fight. During...

Polar bear males frequently play-fight. During the mating season, actual fighting is intense and often leaves scars or broken teeth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Only Man In The World Who Can Swim With A Polar Bear: Grizzly Man

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Grizzly man Mark Dumas, 60, is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear and the only man in the world that can swim with a polar bear. And as these incredible pictures show Grizzly Man, the fearless polar bear handler from Abbotsford, British Columbia, even goes for dip in his swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together. Grizzly Man Mark and wife Dawn, 60, train the 60-stone (800lb) friendly polar bear – the world’s largest land predator – to star in high-budget TV adverts. Agee the polar bear has even performed in movies like ‘Alaska‘ in 1995 when she was just a few weeks old. With his incredibly intimate bond Grizzly Man Mark Dumas wrestles on the grass with polar bear Agee, kisses her, puts his head in the polar bear’s huge jaws, and even bear hugs her as she rears up on her hind legs to over seven feet. Mark and Dawn have owned Agee since she was six weeks old and the colossal polar bear even lived in their home as a cub where she played with the family dogs and was bottle fed.

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