Where do the Polar Bears go?

Most Polar Bears live very isolated lives. Apart from mothers with cubs, Polar Bears rarely spend any time with other polar bear. Instead they can roam vast distances on the Arctic Ocean and surrounding territories looking for prey. One satellite-tracked female bear trekked 4,796 kilometers (2,980) miles !

Polar Bears International track 12 different Polar Bears in the Hudson Bay area of Canada. You can see the wanderings of each bear in almost real time on a dedicated website map here:


For Teachers: If you would like to use the Polar Bear tracker in the classroom, Polar Bears International have produced a lesson plan and associated powerpoint which is free to download here: