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Polar Bear Week: Webcams await wildlife enthusiasts

Alaska Dispatch

If you love wildlife webcams, Explore.org has you covered, with its first annual “Polar Bear Week” running through Nov. 16.

Modeled after the Discovery Channel’s popular “Shark Week,” Explore.org's Polar Bear Week hopes to bring polar bears into the spotlight and raise awareness of the impacts of climate change.

The organization has teamed up with Parks Canada, Frontiers North Adventures, and Polar Bears International to supply five different webcams on their site. Explore.org’s webcams run during daylight hours, with the highlights playing once the sun sets. One webcam is mounted on a roaming ‘tundra buggy cam’ that tracks animals during the day. Another is located at Cape Churchill, where polar bears gather during October and November, as they wait for sea ice to form.

Explore.org bills itself as a multimedia organization funded by the Annenberg Foundation that focuses on documenting “leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes.” It is the same organization that set up the webcam pointed towards Katmai National Park bears earlier this year.

If you are ready to watch polar bears frolic in the Arctic, check out all the webcams, here.