Polar Bear Live Cams are coming in 6 days! Watch the migration on explore.org!
Where are they going?
In autumn, bears head south. “After feeding heavily in April or May, females that have mated dig a den in late October or early November. Most choose den sites in snowdrifts along mountain slopes or hills near the shore. Some dig their dens in snowdrifts on the sea ice.” In November or December in snow caves called “maternity dens,” baby cubs are born. A new cub will look “like a big, white rat. At birth, cubs are 30 to 35 centimeters (12 to 14 inches) long and weigh little more than half a kilogram (about one pound). They are blind, toothless, and covered with short, soft fur. They are completely dependent on their mother for warmth and food.” They’ll emerge in the spring, and spend the next two-two and half years with mom, growing and learning outside the den until next fall. Read more here at Polar Bears International.