Mama Nose Best

Second in the series of Alaska postage stamps.  Nose to nose as a polar bear cub seeks reassurance from his mother.

As is true for a number of species, the polar bear is engangered.   For a history of polar bear-human interaction and the species’ present plight read On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear, by Richard Ellis.

To become in volved in conservation efforts contact the World Wildlife Fund (, Defenders of Wildlife (, or Polar Bears International (

Polar bear sow and cub