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Happy International Polar Bear Day to all my friends here on Project Noah!
These brilliant bears were seen in Churchill, Manitoba just near the Hudson Bay in Canadas Arctic circle which is an amazing place, although the winter snow was late this year and it did seem odd seeing Polar Bears but no snow! The polar bear is found in the Arctic Circle and adjacent land masses as far south as Newfoundland Island. Due to the absence of human development in its remote habitat, it retains more of its original range than any other extant carnivore.While they are rare north of 88°, there is evidence that they range all the way across the Arctic, and as far south as James Bay in Canada.
These photos are a mix of Male bears and Females with their cubs, most of the cubs were between 2 and 3 years old that we saw. The black on the male bears back is hair dye which they use to track the bears as this doesnt wash out of their fur very readily and can be seen easily from high up.