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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt #17: RARE


"RARE"


The Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt theme for this week is RARE, so I chose this photo that Mom took while visiting the Polar Bear Plunge at the World-Famous San Diego Zoo with our grandparents for grandad's last birthday.

Mom's auntie likes polar bears furry much and I like 'em, too. It's a sad fact though that with global warming melting the polar ice, many polar bears ... who typically swim an average of sixty miles ... can't make the 200 mile swim from ice floe to ice floe on their searches for food and drown in the icy water. Majestic polar bears are dying at an alarming rate. Bears that choose not to swim in search of food have been eating polar bear cubs instead causing further depletion of the species. Polar bears are becoming RARE indeed ...

Scientists aren't optimistic about the survival of polar bears in the wild; some say that within fifty to one hundred years, the entire "wild" species will have died out due to melting ice, infant mortality, and over-fishing by commercial seafood companies.

It's sad to note that in the near future the only places we'll be able to see polar bears will be in captivity at zoos and marine parks like Sea World ... yet another reason to move to San Diego, right?

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

that's furry sad. you're right about mama loving polar bears. she loves them almost as much as she loves me! (notice i said 'almost'. i'm still #1)

love
--suz

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Just wanted you to know that I got the prize package today. I didn't know there were so many flavors of Temptations. Mommie has been holding out on us, she is going to hear about it bigtime, (I think maybe in the middle of the night). Again, thank you for the prizes...Missy.

Daisy said...

I am sad about the polar bears. They are pretty. Thanks for teaching us about them.

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

So very, very true! It is a worrisome state of afairs! There is one area where my husband and I do not agree, that's Global Warming. I know it's real, he doesn't believe it. There is so much going on and people just don't seem to care. It doesn't affect them so why should they? Very sad indeed. Their grandchildren will be paying for their lack of care and knowledge.

Chen & Ollie said...

What a great post of a rare and beautiful creature. We must do more to protect them while we can. Furry sad indeed. Maybe us kitties can form a coalition to help protect the environment since the beans have done such a poor job to date?
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

=^..^= said...

I like polar bears too! But here in Singapurr, it is juz too hot fur polar bears. So they are actually turning green in the zoo furom algae on their fur. They need to go home to where it is cold.

~Bombay

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Caesar and Princess said...

That is a big bear. It is a good thing that peeple can help them to survive

srp said...

What a great picture and a sad story. Perhaps they should take a look at all the killing of the seal pups as this is one of the polar bear food sources.

Phoebe said...

Oh, that is very sad, DaisyMae. Thank you for educating us all on polar bears. (I hope I don't run into one when I go Outside, though. They look very big.)

meeyauw said...

That's such a sad post, but we need to hear it. I didn't realize it was as bad as you say. Thank you.