Polar bear cubs are known for their cuteness, as thousands of people seem to flock to a zoo at the announcement of a newborn. However, seeing a polar bear cub in its natural habitat can make for the trip of a lifetime.
Visiting Norway's Svalbard Achipelago can help explorers get up close and personal with polar bears, but they should know that although the bears are not territorial, they'd quickly retreat if they are confronted.
While travelers may be able to catch a glimpse of a polar bear at any time, travelers who reach the Arctic between November and February may be lucky enough to see a newborn cub. The baby bears can often be seen roaming with their mothers during the beginning stages, getting used to walking and playing around.
Explorers who find themselves in the Arctic in August or September may get the sense of the circle of life, as pregnant female polar bears can be seen eating massive amounts of food, equating to the bear gaining more than double her normal body weight.