Lovely pictures of a polar bear mother and her cub playing at The Hudson Bay taken by Cindy Knoke.
We are seeing polar bear everyday here in The Hudson Bay!
This series of shots are a mama and cub at play.
Polar Bear health is rated on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being too thin and starving, and 5 being overfed and obese.
I am happy to report that all the bears we are seeing are healthy fours!
The population of polar bears at Hudson Bay are thought to number between 900-1000.
Their numbers are estimated to have declined 17% in recent years.
Despite these sobering statistics, all the bears we are seeing look really healthy.
During the end of August, polar bears are in a state of stuporous, walking hibernation, waiting for the waters of the bay to freeze up, so they can head out and hunt seals.
They still do eat and hunt though, and I will show you some photos of this in my next…
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