Polar Bear Cam

Polar Bear Cam

The polar bears' journey to the ice is over for this year! Enjoy these highlights from the migration season.

Every year from late October until mid-to-late November, the southern-most population of polar bears on the planet gathers on the banks of Hudson Bay to await the formation of sea ice and the start of seal hunting season.

With a complete dependence on the increasingly unpredictable sea ice patterns, this sub-population in the neighborhood of 1,000 bears is thought by experts to be in its final decades of existence.

This live camera is courtesy of explore.org, Polar Bears International and Frontiers North Adventures.

Cam Schedule

  • Best Viewing Hours: 10:30am ET - 5:00pm ET

  • Newborns are 12 to 14 inches long and weigh only a little more than a pound
  • Polar bears can run as fast as 40 kilometers per hour
  • Polar bears can eat 100 pounds of blubber in a single sitting
  • Adult bears initiate play—which is actually ritualized fighting or mock battling
  • Polar Bears feed for 20–30 minutes, then spend up to 15 minutes washing off in open water

Every year from late October until mid-to-late November, the southern-most population of polar bears on the planet gathers on the banks of Hudson Bay to await the formation of sea ice and the start of seal hunting season.

This live camera is courtesy of explore.org, Polar Bears International and Frontiers North Adventures.

"Racing Extinction" Premieres Globally on December 2 at 9PM

In the groundbreaking documentary Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists embark on a new undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Watch with the world December 2 at 9PM ET/PT.