Bear 2183 on the Polar Bear Tracker is spotted with cubs



Posted on 04 August 2006  | 
Bear 2183 and cubs.
Polar bear 2183 and her two cubs are spotted on the coast of northern Svalbard on 29 July 2006. This bear is currently being tracked on the WWF Polar Bear Tracker.
© Jon Aars, NPI / WWF-CanonEnlarge
A bear we are tracking on the WWF Polar Bear Tracker was recently spotted again in northern Svalbard and we are happy to report that both her cubs are still with her.

Jon Aars,  wildlife researcher with the Norwegian Polar Institute, flew over the bear and her cubs while conducting a walrus survey in Svalbard.

The bear, known as Bear 2183 on the Polar Bear Tracker, was seen climbing over rocky terrain with her male and female cubs.

This is good news, as 20 to 40 percent (depending on the region) of polar bear cubs do not survive their first year.

To see the latest location of Bear 2183 and her cubs, visit the WWF Polar Bear Tracker.
Bear 2183 and cubs.
Polar bear 2183 and her two cubs are spotted on the coast of northern Svalbard on 29 July 2006. This bear is currently being tracked on the WWF Polar Bear Tracker.
© Jon Aars, NPI / WWF-Canon Enlarge
Bear 2183 and cubs on Svalbard
Polar bear 2183 and her cubs on the north coast of the Svalbard Archipelago.
© Jon Aars, NPI / WWF-Canon Enlarge

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