Polar Bear

Short Science, March 10, 2013

Canada exports the skin, teeth and paws of polar bears. Photo: AFP

Russian scientists believe they have found a new type of bacteria in the subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica. The samples obtained from the underground lake in May last year contained a bacteria, which bore no resemblance to existing types, said Sergei Bulat of the Saint Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics.

Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 2:53am

'Hot' Polar Bears power to victory

Perseverance paid off for the Polar Bear canoe polo team on Sunday when they finally won the boys' Winter Canoe Polo Open Championships. They had finished third in 2010 and runners-up last year in the competition organised by the Hong Kong Canoe Union.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Small talk

1 Koko chairs from Honey Berrie (HK$900)

2 Pretty, Big Fish and Hoot wall art by Ubabub (www.ubabub.com)

3 Rocker by Sirch (HK$2,140), available at Modern Baby

4 Pod Cot by Ubabub (www.ubabub.com)

5 Rug from Kathmandu by PipPap (HK$3,988)

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Polar Crisis - Climate Change

Exhibition about the global climate crisis behind the melting of the Arctic ice cap, destroying the habitat of animals such as polar bears (above). Mon-Wed, Fri, 1pm-9pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm, closed Thu, HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East, HK$25, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2732 3232. Ends Nov 4

8 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Bear essentials

When you look directly over the railing of your cruise ship into the piercing black eyes of a polar bear, it suddenly doesn't matter that the cruise has no chocolate buffet or that the swimming pool is used as storage space. The bear doesn't care about chocolate buffets either; it would rather the ship moved on so it can get back to hunting ringed seal.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Life on the ice


by Steven Heighton

Hamish Hamilton, $195

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Bear puzzle

A sport hunter from Idaho named Jim Martell was on Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic last month, tracking the largest land carnivore in North America. He bagged a bear that has made headlines across the continent. Adult male polar bears weigh up to 800kg - as much as a small car. The hunt cost Martell C$50,000 ($350,830) so he was delighted with his kill.

31 May 2006 - 12:00am



1 oz vodka

1/2 oz Bailey's

1/2 oz Kahlua

1/2 oz Frangelico

2 oz

semi-skimmed milk

Shake with cubed ice


2 oz vodka

1-1/2 oz melon liqueur

1 oz pineapple juice

Blend with ice in a cocktail shaker.

7 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Beat the heat with cool wildlife shots

You're hot! You're in Central, you're desperate to cool down.

But you don't want to resort to the sometimes expensive option of a walk through an air-conditioned shop. What can you do? How about a relaxing - and cooling - 20 minutes in the Images of Nature gallery at No 18 Wyndham Street? In fact, looking at the pictures is likely to make you shiver.

28 Aug 1997 - 12:00am


Contrary to our report of July 15, the first edition of a newsletter by the TRAFFIC East Asia conservation organisation will not promote the use of gall bladders of legally hunted polar bears.

20 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Polar bear plan for gall bladder market

Polar bear gall bladders will be promoted (inaccurate use of word -see correction) as an alternative to the illegal trade in parts ofillegal trade in parts of Asiatic black bears by the conservation agency, Traffic.

15 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Save bears from their plight

THERE are eight species of bear in the world - the Giant Panda, Asiatic Black Bear, the Malay Sun-bear, Spectacled Bear, Brown Bear, Sloth Bear, Polar Bear and the American Black Bear.

3 Mar 1993 - 12:00am