There’s a Bear up There!

A Polar Bear of course!

That's a bear up there!

Churchill, Manitoba is on the migration path of the mighty Polar Bear so it’s not uncommon to see them walking the streets. Even during our brief time there, a Polar Bear had wandered into town one morning sending our group into a flutter.

Polar Bears are trapped in town then taken to the Polar Bear Holding Facility, a re-purposed aircraft storage hanger able to house up to 28 bears at once. At most the bears stay no longer than 30 days before being airlifted outside of Churchill.

The bears are tranquilized inside the holding facility before being taken out to the helicopter for transportation to a remote area outside of Churchill.

Kudos to those in charge of relocating these bears as I don’t care how many tranquilizers these bears are given, all the while I’d be thinking… “mum, how much longer?”

5 thoughts on “There’s a Bear up There!

    • Lol, could VERY well be! With the planes seeming to get smaller whilst the passengers hand-luggage becomes larger, this could become flying’s “safety net” for economy travel… 🙂

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