|Polar bears move closer to Hudson Bay each fall.|
Churchill, Manitoba – The Hudson Bay polar bears of this Canadian subarctic region are magnificent creatures. A grown male can stand 10-feet tall and weigh 1,400 pounds. These belong to one of 19 subspecies that is endangered by global warming. And as much as some people deny the scientific evidence of global warming, on a recent visit we learned that the polar bears here are 22 percent fewer in number than a quarter century ago. Local scientists say that this subspecies could be extinct as early as 2035.
|Young male polar bears spar, practicing for mating fights.|
|Polar bear walks along shore of Hudson Bay waiting for ice to form.|
|Polar bear with a mouthful of ice to quench his thirst.|