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 (http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/polarbear/polarbear.html, Defenders of Wildlife (http://www.defenders.org), or Polar Bears International (www.polarbearsinternational.org).

Polar bear sow and cub

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