Polar Bear Cam

Have you heard of the live polar bear cam? My girls and I are obsessed. I read about this on the BBC website and we spent the entire evening last night watching a few polar bears play around with each other — in real time via webstream.

A web camera observing polar bears was set up on the edge of the Hudson Bay, close to the town of Churchhill, in a spot where polar bears are waiting for the ice to form on the Hudson Bay so that they can travel further North. The Polar Bear Cam delivers a live feed and is being watched in schools all over Canada and by anyone who wants to watch.

My mind can’t  quite get round the fact that, while I am drinking my cup of tea in Paris… half a dozen polar bears in the tundra of the far North of Canada are hanging out and playing with each other, and I am watching it live!

– Emilie




Comments (5)

Esther in Amsterdam
November 24, 2011

Cool! (quite literally as well ;-))
But when does it start? I keep seeing films that are not live it seems? xxx

November 24, 2011

It is on between 9 am and 5 pm CST time, so I take it that means something like Central Standard Canada time.

November 24, 2011

You could also watch wild boars at http://www.looduskalender.ee/en/node/11616

November 25, 2011

My son is 2.5 and his preschool class has been watching the bears for a little while now and they love it. We live in Ottawa, Canada.

November 25, 2011

It seems that the polar bears have left land now so it’s all over until next year again 🙁

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