These special arctic animals make their annual trip to what is known as the 'polar bear capital of the world' and wait for the sea water to freeze, so they can venture out to the ocean and hunt for seals.
However, this year, new visuals reveal polar bears arriving in Churchill while there is no snow on the ground, which is extremely unusual for the first week of November. This could be critical for the survival of the bears, as the longer they are stuck on land, they longer they must fast.
Protect our polar bears
This years' migration and Polar Bear Week coincide well with the COP26 climate conference taking place in Glasgow.
“Polar bears have captured the human imagination and become icons of climate change,” says Dr. Steven Amstrup, Chief Scientist at Polar Bears International. “During this year’s migration, world leaders will be discussing the future of our planet at COP26.