Polar Bear Giving Me A Serious Look - Churchill, Canada by JD Andrews

Sleepy Polar Bear in Churchill Manitoba, Canada by JD Andrews

On the first day of my Frontiers North Adventure we were told 'we might see a polar bear' well we didn't see one, we saw about eleven! This sleepy guy was the very first bear we came across. With his rock pillow and right paw resting under his chin, he made this encounter seem unreal. He was just TOO cute! What an amazing start to my three days on the Tundra!

Hungry Brown Bear at Takatz Bay Alaska by JD Andrews

Brown bear claws are longer and less curved than those of black bears.

Black Bear Looks for Food in Geikie Inlet, Alaska by JD Andrews

The Story of Smokey Bear [VIDEO] by JD Andrews



Only you can prevent forest fires! 

Smokey Bear was, and still is, a big influence in my life. He was the first celebrity I'd ever met in person, he gave away really cool swag (still does by the way) and look at him...he's a hat wearing, shovel carrying, BIG teddy bear!

While on my New Mexico adventure,  I found out Smokey was from New Mexico, so I tracked down Mr. Larry Paul who's with the USDA Lincoln National Forest, and asked him to tell me the story of Smokey the Bear!

Some Facts about Smokey:

Smokey is a North American black bear but he was brown in color. 

He was found May 9th 1950. 

Smokey's almost 70 years old and he's still cool as ever, he even follows me on the Twitters!

Follow him HERE 

Smokey Links:

Smokey Bear Website

 Smokey Bear Historical Park 

U.S. Forest Service