Everybody loves polar bears – don’t they? Today is International Polar Bear Day, a chance for us all to celebrate this magnificent species and do our bit to help them.
Polar bears on thin ice
Polar bears might look big and tough but with their arctic habitat disappearing fast, the future of the world’s largest land carnivore is in our hands. Climate change is the biggest threat facing polar bears, as they depend on sea ice for hunting and breeding grounds and as the ice retreats, they must increasingly travel longer, more challenging distances across open water.
We can all play a part in reducing the threats to polar bears. Today, Polar Bear International is encouraging us all to do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint. You can take part in their challenge to turn your thermostat down (or up) a few degrees (depending on where you live), lowering your carbon emissions and helping polar bears today and everyday .
Share your love for polar bears
We’re celebrating polar bear day across all our social channels – why not join in and help us to raise the profile of polar bears.
Get creative with our caption contest!
Can you think of a witty or fun caption for this polar bear photo?
Our polar bear-loving Twitter followers have already come up with these gems:
“Delilah was so relaxed during her Yoga session, she didn’t notice all the other girls had left for lunch already…”
Yeah Baby !!! thats reeelaxed