Polar Bears

Heartbreaking Footage Emerges Of A Polar Bear Trapped In A Plastic Crate In Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

Footage has emerged online of what appears to be a polar bear with a plastic container stuck around its body in a Netherlands zoo. The video, belie...

Here's What Climate Change Is Doing To Arctic Polar Bears

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

Arctic photographer Sebastian Copeland captured this remarkable image showing the savage impact of climate change one of the region's most iconic beas...

Hungry Polar Bears Trap Russian Researchers Inside Arctic Station

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

A group of hungry polar bears have trapped Russian researchers inside their weather station on the arctic island of Vaygach. The team of two meteor...

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

No Need To Panic

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Comedy

A giant polar bear has been spotted in London but don't panic. Early morning commuters and joggers couldn't believe their eyes this morning as the ...

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 on...

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...