Life as a polar bear must be pretty good – for a start, you get to talk to other polar bears. OK, so the climate change thing is a bit of a shame, but there’s no predators, you can nuzzle the once you like the look of, and, best of all, kick around frozen seal carcasses for fun.
That’s all according to the view from the collar cameras attached to some polar bears for a research project led by the U.S. Geological Survey that aims to track the health of Alaskan bears. It is, they say, the first such view of a polar bear’s world. And we believe them.
It is, says Todd Atwood, the leader of the project, “a ‘gee-whiz’ feeling, seeing through the eyes of a polar bear.”