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Short Ursula Update- Cubs!

By Alysa McCall of Polar Bears International  Though we haven’t seen movement from her collar yet, our favorite female polar bear has been sighted. Ursula (or X33410 to researchers) was seen on March 5th outside of her den in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, with two brand new cubs. She was spotted by researchers in a helicopter

polar bear walking

Eyes on Ursula

Since the polar bear research team from Environment Canada and Climate Change has been conducting their annual fall polar bear survey out of Churchill, MB for the past month, we asked them to keep an eye out for Ursula. By the time we asked they had already spotted her!

A polar bear roams the frozen tundra.

Sea Ice, Seals, and Suitors

Since the last time we checked in, Ursula has veered back north up to the Manitoba/Nunavut border. She is still well away from land, though she has continued to stay within the western region of Hudson Bay.

A polar bear roams a frozen Hudson Bay. Photo by Daniel J. Cox/NaturalExposures.com

A Spring in Ursula’s Step

It’s April which means that Ursula’s cub is (most likely) officially on its own and Ursula is single and ready to mingle!

A polar bear roams the tundra.

Polar bear Ursula greets the spring

Although it’s been two weeks since we last checked in with Ursula on the PBI Bear Tracker, there is not much new to report.

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