Top bear experiences around the world!
When you think of bears, images of Yogi, Baloo, Winnie-the-Pooh or maybe even Paddington Bear. Whichever type of bear springs to mind one thing for certain is that bears were an important part of our childhood. But how many of us have actually seen a bear in the wild? Well, now is your chance to get out there, explore and go on one of the top bear experiences around the world.
Work with pandas in China
Despite its status as a national treasure, the Giant Panda remains a vulnerable species and is the rarest type of bear. There are less than 2,000 panda’s remaining in the wild, with most of these found in the bamboo forests in the mountain ranges in western China.
Nestled into the Wolong Nature Reserve, you can spend your days researching, preparing food for the pandas, chopping bamboo or cleaning their pens. But it isn’t all hard work! You also have a rare opportunity to get close to these incredible animals.
Help save the panda: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/china-giant-panda-conservation
See polar bears before they vanish
Polar bears have become the unfortunate face of climate change as they face extinction as a result of global warming.
One of the top places in the world to see polar bears is in Alaska, where polar bears travel from the ice-pack to shore in search of food. This is an annual occurrence that provides visitors with the unique opportunity to see the bears interacting, feeding and hunting.
See the polar bear for yourself: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/polar-bears-of-barter-island
Track bears in Transylvania
The brown bear is one of the largest carnivores standing over 3 feet tall and weighing over 700 pounds. Romania is home to over 6,000 brown bears who live in the rugged and wild Carpathian Mountain ranges.
Follow an experienced local guide as you learn all about tracking these incredible animals. Learn how to examine the scratches in tree trunks, or follow their footprints in the mud. After trying your luck spotting a wild brown bear, make sure you visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary which is home to over 70 bears who have been rescued from life in the animal entertainment industry.
Try your hand at bear tracking: http://www.ecocompanion.com/experiences/brown-bear-experience
Release black bears back into the wild
Florida is known for its theme parks, beaches and sunshine, but hiding beneath the surface is a black market trade in exotic animals. Bears, big cats, wolves, bats and even primates are either captured or bred for a life of captivity in the entertainment industry.
At the Florida Animal Rescue Sanctuary, you have the chance to work with exotic animals, feeding them, cleaning, educating visitors, or even releasing black bear cubs back into the wild. This is why this is one of the top bear experiences around the world. How many people can say they have done that?!
Whether you are interested in conservation work, animal rescue, trekking or tours, these are some of the top bear experiences around the world. Instead of seeing a bear at the zoo, this is your chance to create a memory that will last a lifetime and make a difference in the conservation of bears around the world.