polar bear

scientific name ursus maritimus

Physical Description

Weight 330-1500 pounds

Length 6-10feet long

Height 8-10 feet tall

Color white, grey, yellow

Food Habits fish, birds and Arctic Foxes

Natural Predators Humans

Natural Range Arctic Raegin

Scientific Classification and Description

Scientific Classification and Description

Kingdom Animalia

Phylum Chordata

Class Mammalia

Order Carnivora

Family Ursidae

Genus Ursus

Physical Adaptations

The polar bear has an extremely well developed sense of smell which helps it to detect seals.

Thick layer of fat (blubber) under skin.

Skin under fur is black

Behavioral Adaptations

Polar bears are not territorial

Polar bears rarely attack humans unless severely provoked but hungry polar bears are extremely unpredictable

Polar bears are stealth hunters, and their victims are often unaware of the bear's presence until the attack is underway

Describe the habitat

Excellent swimmer

Live in Icy cold water.

On Island.

Along or near icy coasts