Five Russian scientists stationed on an island in the Kara Sea were surrounded by 10 adult polar bears and their cubs for two weeks, prompting an emergency delivery of flares and dogs, which eventually drove the bears away, according to the Guardian.
Arturo, the only remaining polar bear in the Mendoza Zoo outside of Buenos Aires, has been dubbed the "world's saddest polar bear" by animal rights activists, and for good reason. (If there is a sadder polar bear out there, then I'm pretty sure that we have no way of being sure that our earth isn't a terrible…
This is the squee to end all squees, everyone.
White bears can't jump, though.
After his mom was killed by a hunter, Kali the polar bear was orphaned and taken to the Alaska Zoo. She's about three months old, and weighs 18 pounds, and is basically a walking stuffed animal.
This man, how is he not screaming, crying, praying, and shitting his pants? I'd hate to see Al Roker in this situation, that's all I'm saying. Ba-dum-bum-CHING!
It's not officially winter yet, but for this guy, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Official caption:
A polar bear lounges with little regard for the bustling world at the Tierpark Hagenbeck (the zoo in Hamburg, Germany) on August 19, 2012. Foto: Philipp Guelland/dapd
This video, taken by a passenger aboard an ocean acidification cruise in the arctic, shows a mother polar bear lending a paw to one of her adorable and fluffy baby cubs as it struggles to climb out of the water. It would be unwise to give this family a snuggle, but that doesn't mean that we don't want to.
It's supposed to hit 94 degrees in New York today, and there is a high likelihood that it is also balls-hot wherever you are located, so maybe this adorable arctic babyplayfight will help cool you down.
If you've ever been to the dismal peep show of incarcerated animals we as a culture innocuously call the "zoo," then you've probably locked eyes with a majestic wild creature and detected a yearning for the open plains or sweltering jungles of that creature's origin, and realized that, because humans devastate the…
Somebody get this guy a beer already.
Little Anori was born in January, opened her eyes in February, took her first steps in March, and has now made her fresh-air debut at Germany's Wuppertal Zoo. Interesting fact: she's the half-sister of Germany's other polar a-lister, Knut, who passed away in March of 2011. Circle of life, etc.
Since being introduced last month at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland, polar bears Arktos, age 4, and Walker, age 3, have become nearly inseparable, even sleeping nose to nose or paw to paw. That sound you hear is the collective coo of readers everywhere.
[Germany, March 23: One of two polar bear cubs plays next to its mother Vera in their enclosure at the Nuremberg Zoo. The twins were born on Dec. 2, 2010. Image via AP.]
[Scotland, November 12: 23-month-old Walker, the new polar bear at Highland Wildlife Park, has a swim before meeting 30-year-old Mercedes. The bears were both released today into their new four-acre home. Image via Getty.]