After Three Months in a Snow Fort, These Cubs Finally See the Light!

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As the coldest season approaches, pregnant polar bears dig out a snow den to protect their soon-to-be-born cubs from the frigid arctic winter. The cubs grow quickly on their high-calorie diet of mother’s milk, and by springtime they are ready to experience the outside world.

In thIS video, a trio of fresh-furred polar bear cubs emerge from their snow fort (den) for the very first time — check it out!

Modern climate change, which the scientific community widely attributes to human technologies, has shrunk the arctic region and has caused mother polar bears to den on land rather than ice. As snow gradually recedes inland, mother polar bears are finding it more and more difficult to protect their cubs from the Arctic wilderness, causing an increase in cub mortality rates and putting the species in danger.

Sign the petition here to protect the polar bears’ habitat, and keep them off the list of endangered species!

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.
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