A new live polar bear cub webcam focused on a bear named “Siku” enables viewers to watch the cub play and grow.
Siku, whose name is the most common word for “sea ice” in all Eskimo/Inuit languages, was born last November in captivity at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park (SWP) in Denmark. The cub was removed from his mother because she was not able to produce enough milk, therefore putting him in danger.
Siku’s webcam—organized by SWP, Polar Bears International and explore.org—is designed to not interrupt the cub’s normal routine or introduce anything foreign into his environment. The live feed is available for a few hours daily on explore.org (with the best viewing times listed as 9 a.m.-11 a.m. eastern time).
The organizations say the webcam is intended to spread “Siku's Wish,” which is the hope “people everywhere [will] reduce their carbon footprint to save the arctic ice and all the species which depend on it for survival.”
For providing images of a polar bear cub at the earliest stages of its life, the live polar bear cub webcam is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.