I would like to visit Antarctica, but worry polar bear may chase after me.

How to avoid being attacked by polar bear?

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    Good news, there are no polar bears in Antarctica. Closing as unfortunately not useful to future travellers.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jun 19, 2012 at 6:46
  • I would rather edit this question to correct name error than close it. Funny comments OK. Jun 19, 2012 at 7:58
  • It's welcomed for the OP to edit a question and flag for reopening - we would be happy to consider them.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jun 19, 2012 at 16:31
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    In fact not only the OP is allowed to edit the question. But just changing Antarctic to Arctic wouldn't be enough to save this particular question - in fact it would do better on great-outdoors.SE but would also need to be a lot more specific to fit the "one good answer" requirement of SE. Jun 19, 2012 at 18:21
  • @KMC, Toni Frankola, lechlukasz. As hippietrail points out there's still a bit of work to be done. It's also not a travel problem as such - more an outdoors problem. KMC, you flagged this stating it's not a joke and that you do indeed plan to visit Antarctica but worry about polar bears. This is after we've already told you there are NO polar bears there? Really? Are you sure you mean Antarctica (south pole area) and not maybe the Arctic (north pole) where polar bears actually exist? If so we can edit it to that and reopen or migrate.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jun 20, 2012 at 6:14

1 Answer 1


There are no Polar Bears in Antarctica, except for at Zoos.

There are also no Zoos in Antarctica.

So all up, you're pretty safe.

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    you're pretty safe OP still should beware of crafty penguins Jun 19, 2012 at 5:18
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    Yes going to Antarctica is possibly one of the very best ways to avoid attack from a polar bear. Jun 19, 2012 at 18:19
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    How about penguins disguised as polar bears? Jun 21, 2012 at 0:00
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    There's no polar bears in Antarctica now, but who's to say they won't get there before he does? :)
    – Benjol
    Feb 14, 2013 at 14:51

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