Ever since he learned that he is named after a Famous Polar Explorer, Shackleton Bear has known that it is his destiny to go to the South Pole.
Shackleton Bear travelled to Antarctica as part of the high-profile Our Far South expedition raised and run by millionaire philanthropist Gareth Morgan. Over 100 primary schools throughout New Zealand followed his adventures on the Internet via photographs, an interactive Q&A spot, his weekly blog and an eight-part series of video diaries (with a jingle written specially for him) produced by students of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School.
Since his return, Shackleton Bear has been visiting schools and delighting children with his stories and his photographs, and he continues to update his Facebook Page and his blog on the Our Far South website.
Now you can have Shackleton Bear come over to your house for good!
You can follow his adventures here.