As of 1st of June, 2012 our fleet of ice-breaking yachts is an authorized wildlife custodian of the White Great Bear living in the Moscow Zoo Park. Today there are 3 adult white bears that found shelter here and 2 sows (adult females) of them have recently brought young healthy offspring.
The Moscow Zoo park, found in 1864, is a state noncommercial, nature conservation, ecological, scientific and research institution, a museum of wildlife. The main animal park of country, having the largest zoological collection in Russia, wide specialization and experienced specialists, above all sets the goal to preserve the vulnerable species.
Adopting a rare polar animal, the Flotilla hopes to improve the conditions of its housing and to increase its declining population as well as to show a good example of caring wildlife conscious attitude.
The Moscow Zoo Park kindly provides opportunity to organize special excursions for the flotilla and hotel staff with their children in order to raise awareness of existing challenges that Wild Planet faces today.
The company will bring its common efforts to continue and develop diversified initiatives of the Responsible Business practices.
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a bear native largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is the world's largest land carnivore and also the largest bear with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice, and open water, and for hunting. A boar (adult male) weighs around 350–680 kg (770–1,500 lb). Polar bears rarely live beyond 25 years. The maritime bear is listed in the Red Date Book of the Russian Federation.
The white bear is one of the mascots of Summer Olympic Games to take place in Sochi, Russia, 2014.