This video is called Polar Bears and [Arctic] Global Warming.
She is in a special pregnancy room where no one can disturb her.
There is a webcam of Tania’s pregnancy room.
This is the first time ever in any zoo that a polar bear’s pregnancy, and maybe later the birth of one or more cubs, can be seen on the Internet.
Update 19 January 2010: here.
Arctic polar bears imperilled by man-made pollution: here.
New genetic evidence shows polar bears withstood a very warm interglacial period 44,000 years ago: here.
Polar Bears Evolved Just 150,000 Years Ago: here.
FROM THE DOCK of British Columbia’s Hartley Bay, guide Marvin Robinson looks across the waters of the Douglass Channel to Gribbell Island. The 96-square-mile island—thickly forested in hemlock, cedar and fir—is home to the world’s highest concentration of the rare “spirit bear”—a pale color variant of the American black bear. Long revered by the First Nations of British Columbia, scientists dubbed it the Kermode bear in 1905 after one of the first scientists to study the species, Francis Kermode: here.
A possible new solution to a 163-year-old biology puzzle – why animals grow bigger in cold climates – may have been found, according to researchers who say ecological factors can now be added to physiological ones: here.
The rapid melting of the Arctic sea-ice is one of the most alarming examples of the looming climate change catastrophe. But where most see disaster, some of the world’s richest corporations see a business opportunity: here.
- 31 polar bear facts you should know (matadornetwork.com)
- The polar bears den! (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- What do polar bears eat and how is their food threatened? (mnn.com)
- Drilling in the Polar Bear Seas? (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)