28 March 2011 Polar Bear Cubs Debut in Nuremberg Zoo Posted by: Brian Bovard | Leave a comment | Share: Two polar bear cubs, Gregor and Aleut, made a big debut for crowds at Germany’s Nuremberg Zoo last week. Follow the link to MSNBC’s video coverage of the event. But while these polar bear cubs enjoy their celebrity spotlight, polar bears in the wild are facing increasingly difficult problems. Jeff Corwin, Defenders of Wildlife board member and television star, talks about the plight that polar bears in the wild are facing because of global warming in the video episode (below) of “Feeling the Heat with Jeff Corwin”. Take Action to Protect the Polar Bear Seas The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas—sometimes called the Polar Bear Seas—are vital to the survival of America’s threatened polar bears, walrus, bowhead whales and so many other Arctic species. Yet Shell Oil and other companies are charging ahead with plans to industrialize this crucial area without proper protections for the amazing wildlife that could be devastated by an oil spill. Stand up to Big Oil. Urge the Obama administration to nix new drilling in the Polar Bear Seas. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Washington Wildlife Officials Issue Kill Order for Huckleberry Wolf Pack; Illinois Adds Wolves as a Protected Species; Keeping our Sights on OR-7; Yawning is contagious – even in wolves! Courage for Conservation Thanks to the efforts of the Tribes of Fort Peck, bison have been returned to their historic home in the Great Plains. The Passenger Pigeon’s Everlasting Mark – America’s Most Infamous Extinction The passenger pigeon’s human-caused extinction 100 years ago is a haunting reminder of how important the ESA is for endangered species.