Polar Bear Week

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Nature Documentary narrated by Nigel Marven and published by Channel 5, Discovery Channel in 2007 - English narration

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A brand new series charting another icy adventure for intrepid zoologist Nigel Marven as he explores the wildlife of Canada’s spectacular High Arctic. From spring through to autumn, Nigel’s expedition takes him from the icy wastes of the far north, across near-endless tundra to the vast boreal forest in the south.

The five-part series follows the fortunes of a range of animals as they attempt to triumph in the face of extreme conditions. From polar bear cubs fresh out of their birthing den, to an Arctic wolf’s breathtaking attack on a herd of musk oxen, the series shows northern nature at its rawest. While polar bears are the main stars of the show, other animals featured include Arctic foxes, beluga whales, great gray owls, harp seals and moose.

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Marven has spent nine months around Churchill, the "polar bear capital of the world", exploring its wildlife as the seasons change, and his findings will be shown every night this week except Thursday. It's not just polar bears he spots - there are also arctic foxes, beluga whales, harp seal cubs (runners-up in the top ten of adorable animals), and caribou. "It's minus 30Î below but . . . these little cubs are melting my heart," says Marven as he watches a pair of bear cubs tumbling about in the snow.

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Nigel returns to Churchill where the Arctic foxes have had nine tiny cubs, and beluga whales have appeared in the river. The first polar bears of summer are also arriving and Nigel is delighted to encounter one swimming at sea. With the weather getting ever warmer, he is able to venture further north and visits Cambridge Bay, where he witnesses a breathtaking wolf attack on a herd of musk oxen.

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Summer arrives in the Inuit community of Igloolik in the far north of the country, where Nigel watches bowhead whales and dives from an iceberg to swim with walruses. In Churchill, he catches up with the nine fox cubs; attempts to catch a speeding lemming; and dives with beluga whales in the freezing river. In the boreal forest to the south, great the grey owl chicks are climbing the trees.

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Nigel witnesses a flurry of polar bear activity in Igloolik as the predators wait patiently for some walrus to show up. In the south, more bears patrol Churchill town, waiting for Hudson Bay to freeze over so they can hunt at sea. Nigel uses a 'tundra buggy' to get around, as large males play-fight in the middle of a snowstorm.

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On the shores of the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, a mother polar bear and her two cubs head out onto the newly-formed ice for the first time. Nigel reflects on the highlights of his Arctic year, including harp seal babies on sea ice, walrus basking on ice floes and diving underwater, Arctic foxes feeding lemmings to their nine cubs and polar bears invading the rocky shores around Churchill.

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  • RunTime: 37:27.400
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