Polar bears asleep in Canada
A warm hug in the icy North

Polar bear mother and cub, Canada

February 27 marks International Polar Bear Day—an effort to raise awareness of the enormous threats polar bears face due to climate change. Polar bears need Arctic pack ice to hunt on, but that ice is shrinking as the planet warms. While polar bears are excellent swimmers—so much so that they're classified as marine mammals—the Arctic ice is still a crucial part of their survival. Let's take this day to reflect on how we can make sustainable lifestyle changes to help protect and save polar bears.