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Polar Bear Alcatraz - Region 2 Animal Planet DVD

Polar Bear Alcatraz - Region 2 Animal Planet DVD
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Model: Region 2 DVD
Manufacturer: Natural Killers
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“This astonishing film portrays the polar bears’ bitter struggle for survival on a barren island in the Russian Arctic, filmed by two camera men who have marooned themselves in their midst”

Wrangel Island is home to the highest density of polar bears in the world. Located in the Russian Far East, this 2,800-square-mile stretch of rocky, barren terrain is a major breeding ground for polar bears, as well as their favourite prey: seals.

For most of the year, Wrangel Island is encased in ice, with temperatures dropping to -35oC, allowing the bears to wander for thousands of miles in pursuit of prey. However, in summer, the pack ice retreats and this breeding destination becomes a polar bear prison.
Trapped with hardly anything to eat, the bears and their cubs must endure nearly two months of almost total starvation as they wait for the pack ice to return.

In this documentary, wildlife filmmaker Arne Naevra and polar bear expert Nikita Ovsyanikov maroon themselves on Wrangel Island with the bears, in order to experience this amazing feat of endurance for themselves. They almost got more than they bargained for, as they deal with midnight raids and a frightened cub.

As food supplies on the island dwindle, the pair finds themselves embroiled in the story of an orphaned polar bear cub. The cub's struggle for survival becomes the struggle of an entire population, but this touching film closes with an offering of hope for the planet's largest land predator.

This DVD is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated 24-page hardback reference book. Watch the close-up wildlife film and at the same time read the book to learn about habitats, diet, life cycle and more. The book is packed with intriguing facts, illustrations, photography and a 'Test your knowledge' quiz.

Narrated by Sean Pertwee
Filmed by Arne Naevra
Produced by NaturBilder (2005)
As seen on Animal Planet.


Region:             Region 2 (UK, Europe, etc)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Languages:       English, French, Italian, German

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Wide screen (16:9)

Duration:           50 mins approx



This DVD is produced in PAL video format (UK/Europe/etc). Buyers in the USA, Canada, Japan and other regions should check compatibility with their equipment before purchasing this DVD. If in doubt, please contact us.

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