Elisabeth Torres, Global Animal
February 27 is International Polar Bear Day. In celebration, animal lovers worldwide can watch the daily activities of Siku, the 3-month-old polar bear cub. The live webcam will stream for two hours every day from 9:00-11:00 EST while Siku plays by a pond in Denmark’s Scandinavian Wildlife Park. The cub has been dubbed the “ambassador for polar bears,” and was chosen to raise awareness about the decline in sea ice. The bears hunt on the ice, and as it is lost, so are their opportunities to find food.
Scientists say global warming, mainly fueled by carbon dioxide emissions, is to blame for the rapid decline in ice. If carbon dioxide emissions are not cut, reports estimate that up to two-thirds of the wild polar bear population could disappear within the next 40 years. January 2012 saw the 4th lowest ice cover rate in history, proving Siku’s efforts are much needed.
To help this little guy help save ice while he warms your heart, visit the Siku Cam at explore.org and find out more on how to reduce your carbon footprint.