Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day #9 on the Tundra With Zookeeper Sara **WARNING** A bit graphic!

Sara, one of our zoo keepers, is in the Arctic right now with Polar Bears International. She has been sending me great, quick reports & pictures. This is from day 9:

"Once in a lifetime viewing today, we saw a male polar bear eating a seal carcass on the shores of the Hudson Bay. Three other bears caught the scent, a female who was not successful in eating any and 2 males who took turns fighting each other off the meat. This is a very chance encounter for a bear at this time of year in Churchilll; The bears haven’t eaten in 120 days and most won’t until the ice freezes and they can hunt the seals on the ice."

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