International Polar Bear Day: 27th February

This year the world's largest bear needs our help more than ever.

Photographs By Matthias Breiter, Minden Pictures/Nat Geo Image Collection
Published 27 Feb 2019, 06:00 GMT

Polar Bears

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International Polar Bear Day

Time to celebrate the remarkable creature that is the polar bear on International Polar Bear Day.
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Watch an Unlikely Encounter Between a Sled Dog and a Polar Bear

Watch what happens when a polar bear meets a sled dog.

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.

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