The Polar Bear

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The Polar Bear


Did you know?The polar bear has a thick 4 inch layer of fat to keep it warm.That is literally 10 centimetres.CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!

Some Adaptations:•The white fur of the Polar Bear is used to blend in with its surroundings.•Wide and large paws are to help it walk in the snow.•It's also able to close its nostrils so no water gets in while swimming.•The large paws have partially webbed toes to help it swim.•Their claws help to cling to prey and climb on the ice.•They also have small rounded ears to prevent water entering.•They have water repellent fur so after they swim they don't stay wet too long.•Digging dens several meters deep shelters them from strong winds and gusts.

Did You Know ? In winter temperatures in my home get from -40c to as cold as -90c.That is very Cold!!

I am located in the Arctic Region, near Greenland.

The Description:The physical description is:•The fur can range from white to yellow.Even to light brown in the summer.•It has a Massive size.•It weighs up to 907.185 Kilos•The males (a boar) measure to 3 meters long. •They have slender bodies and long necks as well as heads.•Also they have 42 teeth which is a lot.•Their hind limbs are longer than their fore limbs.•They have a plantigrado stance like any human.•Last but not least they walk on the soles of their feet and heels touching the ground first.

The Polar bear Cubs

The average Polar Bear

This also gives you some great facts

As you can see!

Description of the habitat:•They have a very cold habitat in the Arctic Region.•Most Polar bears live on the packs of ice along shores.•They inhabit arctic sea ice, water and islands.•Also they mostly prefer sea ice habitat with leads and polynyas(leads are water channels or cracks through ice which may remain open (ice free) for only a few minutes to several months, depending upon weather conditions and water currents.•Polynyas are areas of water, surrounded by ice.•Some polar bears follow the southern edge of the ice pack year-round, making extensive migrations as the ice recedes and advances.•Some polar bears spend part of the year on land.•The ocean temperatures in the Arctic are about -1.5°C (29°F) in summer. In winter the ocean temperatures can drop to -2°C (28°F), at which point seawater begins to freeze.


Big, soft, dangerous,slow and quiet

(Ursus maritimus)


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