POLAR BEAR (ARCTIC NORWAY) _ 0614

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The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi). A boar (adult male) weighs around 350–700 kg (770–1,540 lb), while a sow (adult female) is about half that size. Although it is the sister species of the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice, and open water, and for hunting the seals which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time at sea. Their scientific name means “maritime bear”, and derives from this fact. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present.
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From Norway
Travel from Nov 28 to Dec 12
Thanks Beatrice !

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SIGHTSEEING WITH UNDERGROUND (BUDAPEST) _ 0613

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The metro system is easy to use and you can get to anywhere in the city fairly quickl,y providing there’s no maintenance or some emergency situation (small fires are quite frequent in recent years) due to which a line has to cease operation for a couple of hours.
The three main lines converge at Deák tér station in the city centre, where you can change for any of the two other lines or continue your travel by bus, tram or since it is downtown Budapest you can conveniently explore the area by walk.
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From Hungary
Travel from Nov 27 to Dec 12
Thanks Csonka !

WRINKLED HORNBILL (SARAWAK) _ 0612

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The wrinkled hornbill or Sunda wrinkled hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) is a medium-large hornbill which is found in forest in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. It has sometimes been placed in the genus Rhyticeros together with most other species generally placed in Aceros.
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From Malaysia
Travel from Nov 24 to Dec 12
Thanks Vanessa Tan !