Polar Bears at Sea World Celebrate International Polar Bear Day

The Polar Bears at Sea World have joined in on International Polar Bear Day celebrations to help raise awareness of climate change.

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International Polar Bear Day is a worldwide day of action lead by conservation group Polar Bears International with the aim of preserving the future of the species and creating awareness about the importance of reducing carbon emissions.

The Polar Bears at Sea World are ambassadors for their species and play a vital role in raising awareness of the effects of global warming. Current research indicates that Polar Bear numbers in the wild are declining, with 20,000 – 25,000 bears remaining worldwide. 

Sea World Curator of Mammals, Mitchell Leroy said International Polar Bear Day marks an important occasion for all the bears at the park but also helps guests understand how our actions affect their natural habitat.

"At Sea World, guests can get an insight into Polar Bears in an environment which provides a unique educational experience that assists, through a wider public awareness, the conservation efforts of the species,” he said.

"We are proud to be a part of this global initiative and to cement our commitment to taking action on climate change, which is a major threat to the Polar Bear species.

"We have created a colourful and dynamic enrichment program for Hudson and Nelson at Polar Bear Shores which features some of their favourite foods and toys to play with."

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