There’s something new at Cochrane’s Polar Bear Habitat and it isn’t a Polar Bear. New at the habitat are a couple of hammocks woven from old fire hose from the Cochrane Fire Department. Fire Chief Richard Vallee says the hammocks can withstand the weight of the bears and it’s a good fit for the retired fire hose. Ganuk and Inukshuk are the two Polar Bears at the Habitat and Ganuk was the first to try out the new sleeping quarters. You can see the bears at the Polar Bear Habitat in Cochrane.

Polar Bear hammock 1