It’s all about the bears. The Polar Bear Habitat provides polar bears who are orphaned, rescued or moved from other facilities sanctuary and a habitat as close to their natural environment as possible.
Since we only have polar bears, our Keepers can dedicate all of their time to learning how polar bears communicate, about their nutritional needs, physiology, reproduction and behaviours.
We team up with some of the most cutting edge researchers, scientists, behaviourists, nutritionists, reproductive physiologists and biologists in the world.
We believe sharing lessons learned is the only way to improve the standard of care of and create a sustainable future for the polar bear species. That is why we offer a variety of educational classes in and outside schools as well as share our facility improvements and/or bear care with other institutions.
The Polar Bear Habitat’s location in Northern Ontario affords us better access to communities on the Southern Coast of James Bay where recent studies have shown a marked decline in polar bear body condition. With the help of some very dedicated partners, we are committed to finding solutions to keep both communities and polar bears safe.