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Polar Bear Population Continues To Decline As Ice Caps Shrink

With ice caps shrinking and global temperatures on the rise, animals who live in the Arctic Circle are at increasing risk. Today, we speak with two scientists from Polar Bears International who spent their summer in and around the Arctic studying the namesake animal of that organization. With less ice on which to hunt, will the iconic northern predator adapt in time to avoid extinction?

Marissa Krouse and Alysa McCall will present their polar bear research in the Kansas City Zoo's lobby auditorium at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. The event is free with zoo admission. For more information, visit KansasCityZoo.org.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.