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Natural Habitat Adventures

Polar Bear Capital of the World - Churchill, Manitoba

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See the King of the Arctic in its natural habitat on a polar bear tour to Churchill, Manitoba ➜ http://www.nathab.com/polar...

In recent years, polar bears have faced mounting challenges as global warming has started to melt their icy environment. Natural Habitat Adventures, a worldwide leader in ecotourism and responsible nature travel for 25 years, offers small-group travel to Churchill, Manitoba - a.k.a. "The Polar Bear Capital of the World." In this clip, our founder and director Ben Bressler tells you all about these magnificent creatures.

To find out more about our Polar Bear Tours, visit http://www.nathab.com/polar...

Transcript:
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The polar bear, a magnificent creature that lives in an environment engulfed in ice.
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For many months, these mammals survive in areas where sea ice meets water
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in order to hunt seals that make up most of their diet.
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In recent years the ice has been dwindling,
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and with perhaps one-third less ice in these northern regions then there was just
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twenty years ago,
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the future is uncertain for the King of the Arctic.
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I'm Ben Bressler, founder Natural Habitat Adventures, and I've always been
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drawn to these animals,
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so regal and proud, majestic and mystifying.
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It is important to bring the story of the
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mighty polar bear to the world. Living most of the year high in the Arctic,
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only a handful humans have the chance to view them
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in their natural habitat. On the tundra area surrounding
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Churchill, the small grain port on the shores of Hudson Bay,
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we have that opportunity.
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The Northland is indeed a harsh environment. The creatures who live here
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adapt well, and the indigenous people of the North
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live a hearty, and soulful existence.
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In Churchill,
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as the bears await winter's freeze south of the Arctic Circle
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a select group of visitors can share the realm of the polar bear.
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We stay at small hotels in town, or at our specially
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outfitted rolling Tundra Lodge, and head out by Polar Rovers
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on daily northern safaris. We are privileged in our journey
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as the Northland beckons. Young males play fight,
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mothers protect their young,
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and solitary giant males patrol the shores, all
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waiting for winter's freeze.
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after a long dark winter of fattening up, bears once again return to
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Churchill. It is our sincere hope
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that this annual spectacle of nature will continue
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far in the future. Show less
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