Season 29, Episode 16 Bears of the Last Frontier

First Aired: May 22, 2011

Conclusion. Bear ecologist Chris Morgan arrives in Kaktovik, a small town in northern Alaska, in early November. He observes polar bears subsisting on fat reserves while waiting for the opportunity to hunt on sea ice. In Barrow, the northernmost city in Alaska, he joins local hunters who face some of the same climate challenges as the bears. Come late spring, Morgan heads to the North Slope of the Brooks Range, where caribou congregate---and grizzlies feast.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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