International Polar Bear Day: 27th February

This year the world's largest bear needs our help more than ever. Wednesday, 27 February

By Simon Ingram
Photographs By Matthias Breiter, Minden Pictures/Nat Geo Image Collection

February 27th is International Polar Bear Day – a global event to draw attention to the increasing plight of the world's largest land carnivore. 

With sea ice shrinking, habitats are dwindling and food becoming scarce. 

Watch our video and check out our gallery to learn about the challenges facing this magnificent animal.