27 Feb '14, 2pm

GIFs: Yawning is contagious! #PolarBearDay

Who doesn't love the big, burly white bears of the north? Polar bears—at the top of the food chain and vital to the health of the Arctic marine environment—are important to the cultures and economies of Arctic peoples. The bears spend most of their lives on sea ice, where they hunt ringed and bearded seals. But as the climate warms, that ice is melting, threatening polar bears. Since 1972, WWF has been doing research on and working to protect polar bears. Take a look at a mother polar bear and her cub cuddling in the snow—a touching visual reminder of our conservation work.

Full article: http://worldwildlife.org/stories/polar-bear-mom-and-cub-s...

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