Wapusk National Park of Canada

Polar Bear Cubs in Wapusk National Park -
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Polar bear cub reaching up to his mother's face with his nose. When the ice of the Hudson Bay melts in late July, the polar bears are forced to come ashore in Wapusk National Park and the surrounding area. While on shore, they gather along the coast and fast for about four months until they can hunt seals again when the bay freezes. Pregnant females remain on land through the winter to give birth to their cubs and will fast for about eight months.
© Parks Canada / T. Milse