Anorak | Twin Polar Bears Born In Holland

Twin Polar Bears Born In Holland

by | 19th, March 2009

POLAR Bear Watch: Anorak’s look at polar bears making news

TO the Ouwehands animal park in Rhenen, the Netherlands, where twin polar bears are frolicking in the spring sunshine.

Little polar bears are always a source of joy.

Potentially fatal to the polar bear, global warming has already left its mark on the species with smaller, less robust bears that are increasingly showing cannibalistic tendencies.

Top experts who gathered this week in Tromsoe in northern Norway to discuss ways of protecting the species sounded alarm bells over the dramatic consequences of the melting ice.

We don’t have hard evidence about climate change but we have evidence about the numerous symptoms of climate change on polar bears,” Andrew Derocher, chair of the Polar Bear Specialist Group, an international network of researchers, said.

The primary observation is that as the sea ice shrinks away, so are the polar bears — they’re not growing as big as they used to.

But thanks to global warming and ice melting in the spring sunshine, the bears are being protected:

Two hunters returned safely to their homes in Coral Harbour this past Friday, March 13, after spending a day on a patch of ice that broke away from the floe edge.

Greg Ningeocheak and Sandy Pudlat left Coral

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