Polar Bear Mom Chauffeurs Cubs to Activities
With public transit relatively limited in the Arctic Circle, a polar bear mom named Lucy has taken up the task of delivering area cubs to soccer practice, ice cream shops and the mall.
“It started with her own cubs, but all the parents have taken her up on it,” says Linda Carmichael, an area resident. “She’ll pick up four at a time if they’re on the way. She really wants all the kids to get out outside rather than sit around playing video games all day.”
Photo republished with permission from the book Animal Encyclopedia. Copyright ©2012 National Geographic Society. Available wherever books are sold.