With so much news about the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympics, and everyone in my English school talking about them, I thought it would be nice to post about other wonderful goings on in Canada. Below there is a link to a live web cam placed with care and much effort in the den of a Kermode Spirit Bear, as the white furred black bears of northern and central British Columbia are known.
These bears are extremely rare and it is incredible to be able to watch them via web cam. This web cam is running during daylight hours, however the kermode bear (nicknamed Apollo) is hibernating for the winter, so it’s not the most exciting thing to watch, however I find it very beautiful and relaxing to watch, and there is a lot of information (in English only) available about these special animals on the site. The bear doesn’t move much, but if you watch closely you can see him breathing and turning slightly in his sleep.
Shhhhh! He’s sleeping…. http://bcspiritbear.com/
As the time difference between Japan and BC is 17 hours in winter, If you check the web cam after 9 pm (Japan time) it is dawn in BC and the lighting is quite lovely.
Enjoy relaxing while watching this ‘magical’ creature.
Edward, Smith’s School of English Otsu