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A journey through the layers of the atmosphere from the BBC Including the longest free fall ever!!!
Siku (born 22 November 2011) is a male polar bear cub, he has several siblings such as Sné. After his mother failed to produce enough milk to feed him, he was taken into care in the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Denmark.His name means “sea ice” in the Inuit language Iñupiaq.
According to the Scandinavian Wildlife Park, the name is symbolic, because the polar bears are 100% dependent on sea ice for their survival. Polar bears catch all their prey from the sea ice, so no sea ice – no polar bears. Due to global warming the sea ice in the Arctic Sea is rapidly diminishing, and the latest forecasts predict that the polar bear may be almost extinct in the wild 40 years from now.
Siku’s wish is to reduce your carbon footprint to help save wild polar bears and the arctic sea ice. HELP HIM!!
-Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, Hi Fi, computer etc. etc. …)
– Fill your dish washer and washing machine with a full load – this will save you water, electricity, and washing powder
– Don’t buy bottled water if your tap water is safe to drink
– Buy organic produces
– Try to only buy products made close to home
click on Siku to see him