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Eleven Killer Whales Trapped in Frozen Canadian Bay Freed by Mother Nature

When a hunter found eleven killer whales (orcas) trapped in Hudson’s Bay in northeastern Canada, there was little hope for their survival. With only one small hole for the pod of whales to surface, breathing room was scarce. If locals didn’t do something to create more space, it was very likely that some (or all) of the whales would die.

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First Baby Beluga Rescued by the U.S. Doing Better but Not Out of the Woods Yet

While examining a bald eagle, two Alaskan fishermen happened upon something sleek and gray in the Bristol Bay surf. It was faintly clicking and whistling and seemed to be disoriented. At first, it swam away, but soon circled back to shore. Upon spotting it again, the fisherman contacted just the right person.

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Bear Cub Goes Grocery Shopping

‘Bear cleanup in the produce aisle. Bear cleanup in the produce aisle’. Not exactly what you hear over the speakers at a grocery store very often. Unless you shop in Ketchikan, Alaska, that is. Earlier this week a black bear cub strolled through the automatic doors at Tatsuda’s IGA and proceeded to do some produce shopping.

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Shrinking Ice leads to Massive Walrus Haul-out off Alaska Coast

An unusual video compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Science Center shows a remarkable 20,000 walruses ashore off the coast of Alaska. Scientists fear the odd haul-out of the marine mammals is yet another sign of steadily warming oceans.

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Polar Bear Swims For Nine Days Straight To Find Ice!

We probably don’t need any further proof that we are destroying the environment with our actions, but here’s one more anyways: polar bears are having to go on epic journeys just to find some ice.

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Louisville Zoo to become New Home for Alaskan Rescued Polar Bear Cub

The orphaned polar bear cub that was found in the Alaskan Slopes by employees of ConocoPhillips is soon to begin its new life at the Louisville zoo where it will be brought by the end of June. Named Qannik (pronounced Ken’ick) the five month old will not be displayed immediately though as it will need time to adjust to its new home and pass quarantine.

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Polar Bear Cub Rescued from Alaskan Oil Field, Now Needs a Home

Staff from the Alaska Zoo and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rescued an orphaned polar bear cub at an Alaska oil field on Friday.  The zoo is currently caring for the 4 month old cub but is looking for another zoo as her permanent home because of space constraints. The polar bear cub was first […]

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Study on Hibernating Bears Provides Surprising Answers

A first-of-kind study on hibernating black bears revealed many surprise findings. While five black bears slept all winter in natural settings, scientists monitored their heart rate, metabolism and other bodily functions to gets some facts hitherto unknown about the hibernating days of this animal.