Here is another set of beautiful photographs from Cindy Knoke!
We are seeing polar bear everyday here in The Hudson Bay!
This series of shots are a mama and cub at play.
Polar Bear health is rated on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being too thin and starving, and 5 being overfed and obese.
I am happy to report that all the bears we are seeing are healthy fours!
The population of polar bears at Hudson Bay are thought to number between 900-1000.
Their numbers are estimated to have declined 17% in recent years.
Despite these sobering statistics, all the bears we are seeing look really healthy.
During the end of August, polar bears are in a state of semi-stuporous, walking hibernation, waiting for the waters of the bay to freeze up, so they can head out and hunt seals.
They still do eat and hunt though, and I will show you some photos of this in my next…
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