Out of the 25,000 to 30,000 polar bears that exist world wide, about 15,000 of them or at least half live in Canada. These bears spend the majority of their time living on the polar ice except for the pregnant females who spend time on land to prepare their birthing dens.

The population in Canada is one of the most accessible in the world. Most of our knowledge about polar bear biology and their behavior comes from research that was conducted in the Churchill area. For over thirty years, the Canadian Wildlife Service has compiled research data about Churchill’s polar bears This is one of the longest research programs in existence.

Polar bears are considered to be at high risk to environmental change, including pollution, climate change and human impact, such as over-hunting. Based on the CWS research, the breakup of Hudson Bay in Canada is thought to occur now about 2 1/2 weeks earlier than it did in the early 1980s. This leaves the bears less time on the ice during their prime hunting season (April through July) and they end up weighing an estimated 22kgs (50lbs) lighter.

When on land, the Polar bears spend the vast majority of their time simply resting. Adult males have been seen to congregate along the coastal regions and gravel spits near Churchill which have been designated as polar bear resting areas, notably Eskimo and Gordon point.

In the video cam below you can watch the highlights from the live feed of the polar bear migration near the small town of Churchill in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The Tundra Buggy is rigged with a live camera and roves the tundra in Churchill, Manitoba, tracking polar bears and other native species during daylight hours. The video is best viewed from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. central time. This footage is brought to you courtesy of, Polar Bear International, and Frontiers North. Enjoy!

Responses to "Watch the Polar Bear video-cam in Churchill, Canada"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I just love this site! Thank you so very much for doing this. The kids playing!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for having this site available, it is wonderful

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is a prime example of where progress and technology is sooo appreciated. Otherwise we would, most people, never get to see these beautiful majestic creatures. Thank You.

  4. Anonymous says:

    so happy to see this, love your site thank you!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing !! I love this. I was there to see these guys, 2 yrs ago (Oct. 2010). We had such a great trip thanks to our guide Dave and the Frontiers North Adventures :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Anii, Itis so true, wen may or can you see these beautiful animals so close. I just have to keep smiling, its great to watch their behavior. Miigwetch for sharing

  7. Anonymous says:

    Such beautiful creatures! Thanks eor doing this so my Grand Children can watch!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is just wonderful, isnt' it? Thank you so much for providing this window to us. These guys are beautiful.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I really want to go and play and cuddle with these guys. They are so cute... Can't take it... AWW.

  10. Anonymous says:

    this is just simply awesome, so far i have seen some polar bears and a arctic fox, would suggest for everyone to watch this, thank you so much, i don't get out much and this just makes my day

  11. Anonymous says:

    wow, thank you so much :) such a wonderful idea. cheers

  12. Unknown says:

    This just amazes me and don't understand why more people do not watch this, i also watch black bears and the eagle cam, i guess some people just don't care, but i do

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