Featuring the POLAR BEAR

Classification of a Polar Bear

Kingdom: Anamalia

Phylum: Chordate, Choanozoa

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Ursidae

Genus: Ursus

Species: Maritimus

Common Name: Polar Bear, White Bear, Ice Bear and Nanuk


Come see Aurora the Polar Bear

This female cub can grow anywhere between 1.9m-2.1m in length and be as tall as 1.6m. Right now the eight month old Aroura weighs 45kg (99 lbs.) but when she gets older she could weigh up too 175kg - 300gk. The polar bear is a large and stocky bear, with white or yellow fur. Underneath that lush fur polar bears have black skin. The paws of a polar bear are large which enables it to swim. When a polar bear walks they walk flat footed with a shifting gate.

Will Aurora Eat ME???

No need to fear even though Aurora is a carnivore she will not eat you. She has a strict diet of Ringed seals, Bearded seals, Harp seals, Walruses, Beluga, Narwhals, Sea Birds and eggs, and sometimes plant matter.

How Can I find Aurora in the Zoo?

Polar Bears, such as Aurora, have a specific habitat they are living in. Aurora likes an arctic environment with icebergs and water. Too find her go to our Bear area and keep walking until you find an arctic themed enclosure.

Geographical Location of Polar Bears

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What if Aurora Gets Lonely

No need to fear; Aurora has a close relative, the American Black Bear. This living relative is her closest in her genus.

What Can They Sense?

Our young cub has great hearing, sight, smell and taste. The young cub has extremely good hearing that can hear up to 25kHZ. Polar Bears sight is similar to that of a humans, there is a protective membrane over the eyeball to protect it from UV light. Miss Aurora is a picky eater but we are not entirely sure if that has to do with her sense of taste. Aurora has a great sense of smell she can smell a seal .6 miles away and 3ft under the snow. Little is known about her tactile (touch) sense and if that helps her or not

What Could Threaten a Cute Polar Bear?

Climate change is a very real and large threat to todays polar bears. The ice caps are melting causing in a rise in sea level and a loss of habitat for the polar bears. Oil spills (which is human error) is also another threat to our friend the polar bear.


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