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Arctic Bears

Season 25, Episode 8 of 13

Polar bears are living on borrowed time. They are the descendents of grizzlies, long-ago evolved to live and hunt on the frozen ice of the Arctic, eating a specialized diet of seal meat. But the winters have become increasingly warmer, the ice is disappearing and raising a family becomes a much more difficult proposition when hunting time is short and food is scarce. Grizzlies, on the other hand, are masters at living off the land, making a meal from a wide variety of foods -- meats, seeds, berries, insects, fruit and honey. Their world is bountiful and expanding northward, converging with what once was the icy domain of the polar bear. As the two worlds meet, are the polar bears fated to become grizzlies once again?

Previously Aired

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Channel
1/19/2009
8 a.m.
1/19/2009
2 p.m.
1/19/2009
4 p.m.
1/19/2009
7 p.m.
1/24/2009
6 a.m.
1/24/2009
noon
1/24/2009
6 p.m.
1/24/2009
10 p.m.
1/25/2009
noon
7/19/2009
noon
7/15/2010
8 p.m.
7/16/2010
1 a.m.
12/28/2011
8 p.m.
12/29/2011
1 a.m.
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