Polar bears are inquisitive, flexible and opportunistic, adept at exploiting their Arctic habitat. Global warming is considered to be polar bears’ greatest threat and causes ice to melt earlier and freeze later.
Bears have less time to hunt, have a longer summer fast and wait longer to resume hunting, causing loss of condition and potential conflict situations when hungry bears come in contact with people. Meanwhile in captivity, intelligent and adaptable polar bears can suffer particularly badly in zoos, circuses and marine parks.
Part of the Bear Campaign