This live stream of polar bears in the wild has been created to help us all ‘zen out’ this winter.
The live cams show the bears’ migration in Canada and how they survive in the Arctic tundra with their cubs.
Lucky viewers may also get a front row seat to Arctic foxes, seasonal birds, and displays of the aurora borealis.
The project is a collaboration between the conservation nonprofit Polar Bears International (PBI) and Explore.org.
Every year, around now, hundreds of the iconic animals meet on the shores of Hudson Bay, near the town of Churchill, to wait for the ice that lets them head out to sea and seek out seals for sustenance through winter.
For this reason, Churchill is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World.
The town even has its own ‘polar bear jail’ for naughty teen bears that have been causing trouble in the town. They’re released once the sea ice is thick enough for them to head out into the bay.
The ice-free season is nearly a month longer than it was during the 1980s. But there’s hope. Krista Wright, Executive Director of PBI, said: “If we act swiftly and collectively to make a bold transition to renewable energy, and away from fossil fuels, we can preserve polar bears for future generations.”
“We hope Polar Bear Week encourages people to pause, appreciate, and listen to this species.
The live cam is attached to a tundra buggy and can be viewed here.
Educational webcasts can be found at Polar Bears International.