About Polar Bear Family and Me

Polar Bear Family and Me - TV ONE


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Polar bears are one of the most iconic animals on Earth, and yet we know so little about them.

Apart from fleeting glimpses, scientists and film-makers have never been able to follow individuals to tell their story and record details of their family life.

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan embarks on a new ambitious and dangerous mission to gain the trust of a family of polar bears and using this unique opportunity, observe the life of these enigmatic animals as never before, over the course of a year.

On this incredible arctic adventure, Gordon follows the polar bear family baby Mikki, his brother Lucca and their mum Lyra from a snowy den in spring, through to their summer hunting adventures among the icebergs, and during the autumn freeze up.

Filmed in the Svalbard Islands, surrounded by glaciers, icerbergs, waterfalls and with a cast of human and animal characters, Gordon and his team of polar survival experts follow the bear family as they travel vast distances across this hostle environment.

For the first time we can experience, first-hand, baby Mikkis footsteps as he struggles through his first year on Earth.


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