Polar bears live in the Arctic.
At this time of year, the boy polar bears
have been out on the arctic pack ice for a long time.
The polar bears go out on the ice to catch seals and fish.
This is a picture that I took of the ice.
Many polar bears have walked over this ice to go out and catch seals.
While the boy polar bears are out on the ice,
the girl polar bears are coming out of their snow dens
with their cubs!
My new friend, Mr. Seth, takes a helicopter to find
the mama polar bears. This is a picture of Seth
in front of his helicopter. He has the tools he
needs to observe the polar bears in the sleigh at his feet.
Mr. Seth took this picture of a baby polar bear.
The baby has its little foot on the mama polar bear.
Mr. Seth gives the mama polar bear some medicine
so she can rest while Mr. Seth tests how healthy she is.
The mama polar bear will lead her cub out onto the ice.
Once they are on the pack ice where the boy polar bears are,
the mama will catch food to eat and teach the baby how to hunt.
Polar bears need the ice to be able to catch food.
Polar bears eat seals and fish.
I learned they will even eat a whale!
What would happen to the polar bears if there was no ice in the Arctic?
Why are the polar bears white?
Work with your teacher to glue down some ice
so your polar bear can catch a fish.