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A polar bear mom and her cub wait for the sea to ice over.

The Polar Bear’s New Name Is…

The votes are in, explore has deliberated, and polar bear mom X33410 will be renamed Ursula! We think it’s a perfect fit.

A polar bear mom and her cub wait for the sea to ice over.

Name the Polar Bear Contest!

Like last year’s Aurora, the scientists of Polar Bears International have collared a new polar bear for explore.org fans to track! An 8-year-old mom with a yearling cub, she’s been given the name X33410, a number that the research team will use when tracking her throughout her life. But we want you to give her

Photo by KT Miller

Today is Packed with Polar Bear Week Live Chats!

We’re winding down Polar Bear Week in a big way, with three all-new live chats from the Arctic-roaming Tundra Buggy One!

Snapshot by Pine Butte

Polar Bear Week Snapshot Contest!

Polar Bear Week is coming! We’re dedicating November 1-7 to celebrate the Arctic animal and help preserve their environment. We’ve partnered with Polar Bears International to bring you our series of Polar Bear Cams streaming live from the Churchill tundra. And PBI’s got a ton of activities and live chats lined up, plus tips you

Hayley Shephard pilots the Beluga Boat

This Labor Day, Bid Goodbye to Belugas

After a season full of beauty, natural wonder, and heart-stopping thrills, Beluga Boat Captain Hayley Shephard reflect on her weeks whale watching aboard her vessel. “Fall arrives quickly in the Churchill region. During the month of September, the wind becomes a constant companion, bringing a cold breeze from the north, and the Beluga whales start

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