We were pleased to host researchers from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) last week. Their study with us is covered in a great article at tvo.org. (photo credit: Heather Brouwer)
Today the federal Minister of Tourism, Official Languages, and la francophonie, Melanie Joly, appeared in Timmins to announce the FedNor grant to the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat to conduct a feasibility study and business plan towards building a new research and teaching facility.
Forget Spring – polar bears are in the air. The fifth annual Polar Bear Gala will be held next month, and organizers are confident that it will be the best one yet.
Throughout the news and social media sites recently we have all seen the disturbing video of the starving polar bear on Baffin Island. While this video can be extremely difficult to watch, it must be seen.
The Polar Bear Habitat is proud to be the only facility in the world to offer naturally forming ice to polar bears in a sub arctic climate. The aptly named Lake Enclosure is 13 acres in total, comprising of 8 acres of natural, thermal spring fed lake surrounded by boreal forest.
Working at the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat for the last four months has been a very special and rewarding experience. I visited the Habitat in June of this year, shortly after graduating with a biology degree.
This past year has been jam packed with new experiences for our staff, our bears, and our fans. From Harvest Fest to getting bears on the frozen lake and everything in between. It has been a learning experience for sure.
With the end of 2017 approaching soon, we are winding down for the year with our annual Christmas sale. Everything in the store, excluding artwork is on sale for 2% off all the way up to 90% off.
I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since I came to Cochrane. A year more of bears, and a few more grey hairs (no they’re not highlights) has kept life interesting.
The greenhouse gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels is creating a large blanket around the earth. As more fossil fuels are burned, this blanket thickens, and less heat can escape causing our planet to gradually warm up.