Polar Bears

Schoolboy Mauled To Death By Polar Bear Made Frightening Discovery Days Before Attack

Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: Some readers may find an image in this article distressing A 17-year-old schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear during an adventure hol...

Trip Leader Tried To Gauge Out Eyes Of Polar Bear Which Killed Schoolboy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: Some readers may find the image in this article distressing The trip leader of an expedition in which a 17-year-old boy was mauled to deat...

Eton Schoolboy Was Dragged From Tent And Killed By Polar Bear, Inquest Hears

PA | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The mother of a schoolboy killed by a polar bear "would not have let him go" on the Arctic expedition without believing he would be properly protected...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 28 March 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

With politicians having precisely nothing to do but prepare for an election, Nick Clegg, the future former Deputy Prime Minister, and Nigel Farage, the UK's biggest insignificance, debated the EU on Wednesday night...

'Aww' Video Of The Day? These Polar Bear Cubs Playing With Their Mum

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Need to chill out (if you'll pardon the pun)? Just sit back, click play and relax as you watch this delightful video of polar bear cubs playing with t...

Another Reason To Feel Dubious About Zoos: Polar Bear Dies After Swallowing Jacket

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A polar bear has died at a German zoo after apparently swallowing a jacket or handbag which was accidentally dropped into his enclosure. 25-year-o...

PHOTOS: Wildlife Photographer Captures Stunning Images in Arctic Russia

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Wildlife photographer Alexey Ebel has just returned from an expedition to the Laptev Sea in Arctic Russia where he concentrated his lenses on the loca...

It's Twins! First Ever Colour Footage Of Polar Bear Birth (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A polar bear has given birth to twin cubs at a German zoo – and the happy event has been captured on film. Giovanna delivered her babies at Muni...

How One Bear Fought for Our Forebears: The Polarising Effect of Animal Mascots on Human Conflicts

Ania Poullain-Majchrzak | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Ania Poullain-Majchrzak

Around the same time that a snake was gobbling up a sleeping drunkard in India last week, several artists and dignitaries assembled for a wine and cheese evening in the safe environment of the Polish Embassy in London. The reason for this gathering was to celebrate the city of Edinburgh's recent decision to approve construction of a monument to a bear with a storied past.

This Professor Just Ruined Yeti Conspiracies For Everyone

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

What will intrepid fur-clad explorers and their binoculars do now? The mystery of the yeti, according to new DNA evidence, has been solved. Tes...

WATCH: What It's Like To Be A Polar Bear

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Tech

Polar bears are difficult to study in the wild. Not only are they tough to locate in the vast wilderness of the Arctic but when you do find one they t...

Unemployed? How About A Job As A Polar Bear Bodyguard?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

Want a job in the great outdoors? You'll need mad firearms skills, 20-20 vision, a loud voice and a suitcase full of very warm clothes. And an appreci...

'Kali' The Orphaned Polar Bear Looking For A New Home (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Meet Kali, possibly the world's cutest polar bear. Three-month-old Kali was being cared for by workers at Alaska Zoo after being handed over by bio...

Boris Is No Longer A Bear With A Sore Head: Polar Bear Gets A Root Canal

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

A nine foot tall polar bear weighing 922 pounds (66 stone) has successfully undergone a root canal. Boris, a resident at Washington’s Point Defi...

Hunting for Skin Trade Threatens Already Beleaguered Polar Bears

Mark Jones | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK
Mark Jones

Polar bears are in crisis. Human-induced climate change means that their icy habitat is fast disappearing and estimates made by leading scientists in the Arctic suggest that numbers of polar bears could fall by as much as two-thirds by 2050

'Nervous' Polar Bear Dies After Fright From Christmas Fireworks

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

A beloved polar bear in Buenos Aires City Zoo died from "hyperthermia" and shock at Christmas Eve fireworks, unable to adapt to the temperatures of Ar...

VIDEO, PICTURES: Knut The Polar Bear Honoured With Bronze Statue

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

Knut the polar bear was loved the world over and left millions devastated when he died of a brain seizure in March 2011. But now his memory will li...

Arctic Oil Drilling Should Be Put On Ice, Say MPs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Drilling for oil in the Arctic should be stopped until there are stronger protections against spills which could devastate the environment, MPs said t...

How Did The Baby Polar Bear Cross The Sea? (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

A young polar bear hitches a ride A polar bear cub hitches a a piggy back ride from his mother during an Arctic swim. The cute cub clambered ...

WATCH: Polar Bear Uses Rock To Breaks Glass Enclosure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Two visitors at Rotterdam Zoo have captured the moment a polar bear almost shatters a submerged pane of glass in his enclosure with a rock. The two...

WATCH: Polar Bear Does A Handstand

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Comedy

In our time, we've discovered some astonishing bear-based wonders. There was the image of some Russian brown bears "working out" in front of a camera,...

Nose To Nose: Polar Bears Wrestle

PA | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK

Walker the polar bear got nose to nose with his new companion today as the pair had a playful wrestle in their shared enclosure. Four-year-old Arkt...

PHOTOS: Is This The World's Cutest Bear?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

What is it about Germany that makes it so good at producing cute bears? Everyone remembers polar bear Knut's loveable beginning (if not his sad end...

Baby Polar Bears Emerge From Winter Hibernation (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

Source: Barcroft Media Playfully clambering over their doting mother these polar bear cubs spring into action for the most sociable time of the ye...

Death Of Schoolboy Mauled By Polar Bear Was Preventable

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The death of a schoolboy mauled to death by a polar bear while on an expedition in Norway could have been prevented, authorities have ruled. Horati...