For Knut

I'm a Polar Bear cub and our numbers are few
like some of our kind, I was raised in a zoo
I have never been in the wild--I doubt I'd survive
but I've a much better chance here of staying alive.

In the wild we are dwindling, as our land shrinks
many humans are noticing and starting to think
Our habitat is endangered and our food supply low
when our world melts, where then will we go?

So, though you may not think my life here ideal
how about the threat of extinction that's real?
In captivity we are tended by humans who care
out there, the way it's going--how would we fare?

Copyright 2007 Kathy Pippig Harris


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