OHIO — International Polar Bear Day, Feb. 27, was founded by Polar Bears International. This time of year is when polar bear mothers snuggle their cubs inside their dens, according to PBI. It’s an extremely vulnerable time for new cubs, but it ends in the spring when they have grown enough to survive the harsh Arctic conditions.
PBI is an organization dedicated to polar bear conservation and offer ways to get involved in the day’s celebrations. Participants are encouraged to donate, educate themselves and tune in to PBI’s live programs throughout the day.
Another way to celebrate is at a local zoo. Columbus Zoo houses polar bears and is one of PBI’s arctic ambassador centers. They earned this title by working to spread information about climate change and its effects on polar bears, according to the zoo.