Extralimital Sighting of a Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus, in Northeast Saskatchewan

Michael A. Goodyear

Abstract


The first documented occurrence of a Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in northeastern Saskatchewan, 420 km from the western coast of Hudson Bay, is described. The bear was most likely a sub-adult male in fair condition, with respect to body fat. Early break-up of ice on Hudson Bay in the spring of 1999 may have contributed to this significant extralimital sighting.

Keywords


Polar Bear; Ursus maritimus; distribution; behaviour; Saskatchewan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v117i4.817



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