Male Polar Bears Sparring
Two male Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus, which means “sea bear”) having a practice stoush. These fights are rehearsals for the real thing when mature males fight over females during the mating season. Feeding and mating occur on the Arctic ice during the northern winter. Adult male polar bears weigh from 775 to more than 1,500 pounds, 350 to more than 680 kilos. Polar Bears are endangered due to global warming. It is estimated that the Churchill population will be unviable in 30 years, and it is the largest single Polar bear population in the world. Polar Bears are to Global Warming/Climate Change whar canaries were to mining.