Let’s Go: Why Churchill is the Best Place to See Polar Bears
You may have heard that Churchill, Manitoba is the Polar Bear Capital of the World. But why is that the case? Polar bears roam around the polar regions of the Earth, so how come Churchill is arguably the best place to see them, and not, say, Greenland or Svalbard? Join Annie Van Dinther to find out. Annie makes her home in Alaska, which is also home to polar bears, but when it comes to polar bear viewing, she advises travelers to choose Churchill. Annie has guided numerous polar bears expeditions through the Churchill Wildlife Management Area since 1999, earning the casual title “local-in-law” from community residents. In today’s webinar, she explains the geographic factors that come together on the western shore of Hudson Bay to create prime viewing conditions, if your goal is to lay eyes on the King of the Arctic in its native habitat. Annie is an expert on the behavior of Arctic marine mammals, including the polar bear, and you’ll come away with in-depth insight into the migratory patterns of this top predator that make it Churchill’s “main attraction.”
Originally presented April 1, 2021
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