Polar bear

Scientific Name Ursus Maritimus

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

extremely unpredictable

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