- Polar Bears, by nature, are solitary animals, especially when it comes to hunting or gathering food.
- If two Polar Bears are after the same seal, it turns into a violent competition of who is stronger. Usually, the smaller bear will back down, but not always.
- Polar Bears can run at speeds up to 25MPH and can swim at 6MPH!
- They are also skilled hunters in water or on ice
Could be extinct in the next 30 years!
Fun Fact #1
Polar bears can range from 6.5ft to 8.3ft long and weigh as little as 330lbs or as much as 1,322lbs.
Fun Fact #2
Polar Bears have black skin which traps more heat from the sun.
Fun Fact #3
Polar Bears' large paws are slightly webbed to aid in swimming.
The Polar Bears' name actually means "Sea Bear"
Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus
Common Name: Polar Bear
Other Name(s): Nanuuq
Polar Bears are considered to be a pretty vulnerable species, considering the fact that they could be extinct in the next 30 years. There is an estimated 20,000-25,000 polar bears left, but the number seems to be dwindling. A key response to this issue is shown through the multiple conservation groups dedicated to raising awareness and funds to aid the polar bears.