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Polar Bear, Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada  02

Polar Bear, Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada 02

Description : Two thirds of the world,s 25,000 polar bears live in Canada,s north. Hunting them is illegal in some jurisdictions and permitted in others. But hunting is not the biggest threat to a species that has become a symbol for Canada,s vast frozen spaces.
Global warming is.
Researchers recently reported that the rising temperatures, which are causing Arctic ice to melt at an alarming rate, mean the polar bear - a Canadian icon - could be headed for extinction within the next 100 years. The bears are dependent on the ice that covers Arctic waters. That,s where they sniff out seals, who breath through holes in the ice. Polar bears can smell seals, their main food source, from up to a kilometre away.

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