One of many endangered species
Polar Bear Facts
Facts about them
Facts about them "continued"
- Polar bears live in one of the planet's coldest environments and depend on a thick coat of insulated fur, which covers a warming layer of fat.
- Fur even grows on the bottom of their paws, which protects against cold surfaces and provides a good grip on ice
- The bear's stark white coat provides camouflage in surrounding snow and ice.
- But under their fur, polar bears have black skin which is better to soak in the sun's warming rays.
Polar Bear fur color
Why polar bears are endangered
Why they are important.
What we are doing to save them
Polar bears, the charismatic icon of the Arctic environment, have long been a focus in WWF’s on-the-ground research and conservation projects in the Arctic, going back to 1972 – and climate change is a primary focus of our global conservation efforts