National Polar Bear Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: February 27, 2017 is National Polar Bear Day.

Polar Bear Day

Polar Bear Day remembers certainly one of nature’s most impressive predators, and also the world’s biggest carnivore. When fully grown, polar bears can span a massive 9 ft (2.7m) tall.

Plungers 'brave' pleasant weather on Polar Bear Day
Plungers 'brave' pleasant weather on Polar Bear Day

WHAT GOES OUT MUST COME IN ... A few of the younger Polar Bear Day participants go into the water full-steam ahead Saturday at London Bridge Beach. prev. next. Sometimes things in life just don't make sense. Saturday was one of those times. Allow me ...

Grab your swim trunks: Havasu's Polar Bear swim changes locations
Grab your swim trunks: Havasu's Polar Bear swim changes locations

“(The water temperature) is usually in the 50s,” said Bethany Hardin, the event organizer of the 43rd annual Lake Havasu Polar Bear Day. “I'm going to bring a thermometer.” For at least the past seven years, the annual Havasu Boat and Ski Club event ...

Althoff graduate is a polar bear expert
Althoff graduate is a polar bear expert

27) is International Polar Bear Day?” 1,000 Pounds Kali the polar bear weighs now. 14 Years Lisa Lidgus has worked for the St. Louis Zoo. Lisa, who was raised in Fairmont City, is a 2002 graduate of Althoff and a 2006 graduate of Southern Illinois ...

Siberian Swimmers Take the Plunge With Air Temps at -30C
Siberian Swimmers Take the Plunge With Air Temps at -30C

The club's spirit of fun includes pouring buckets of water on each other when celebrating Polar Bear Day at a zoo in a suburb of Krasnoyarsk, one of Siberia's largest cities. Like children anywhere, young club members have snowball fights - but in this ...

Swimming in Siberia - taking the plunge when the air is minus 30C
Swimming in Siberia - taking the plunge when the air is minus 30C

The club's spirit of fun includes pouring buckets of water on each other when celebrating Polar Bear Day at a zoo in a suburb of Krasnoyarsk, one of Siberia's largest cities. Like children anywhere, young club members have snowball fights - but in this ...

Stanislaus bike club ready to roll into 2016
Stanislaus bike club ready to roll into 2016

You can't plunge into the new year at Modesto Reservoir anymore (well, you can, just not with the Mid-Valley Water Ski Club, which ended its 60-year Polar Bear Day tradition in 2015), but the Stanislaus County Bicycle Club has a Jan. 1 event that's ...

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day With These Stunning Photographs
Celebrate International Polar Bear Day With These Stunning Photographs

Happy International Polar Bear Day! This February 27 marks the 10th annual observance of the holiday. Popularized by conservation group Polar Bears International, the day is an opportunity to raise awareness for these iconic animals and the threats ...

February 27, 2017 is also Strawberry Day, Chili Day