"Lookout" by Kim Chavez
Limited Edition Bronze of Three Polar Bears #10/48
Global warming puts the polar bears at risk of extinction. Polar bears hunt their primary prey on the Arctic sea ice during the winter, storing the fat they will need when spring thaw forces them ashore to fast until the ice returns in the autumn. The annual sea ice is now melting earlier and forming later leaving the bears with less time to hunt. Once the ice melts the bears must fast for up to eight months on land until the sea ice returns. As the periods without food become longer, the overall body condition of these polar bears declines.
A development which threatens their survival, bears may become so thin that they may no longer be able to reproduce.
Please preserve habitat for beloved wildlife, like polar bears and keep wild places wild for future generations. - Kim Chavez