What is the polar bear like?
Polar bears are large, white bears, adapted to live in icy conditions. It can weigh as much as 1,300 pounds and be as long as 8.5 feet.
How does a polar bear catch its food?
Polar bears have good eyesight and sense of smell. They can smell food from great distances and can find seal dens covered by snow and ice. Polar bears are great swimmers, and can run up to 25 miles per hour to chase down prey.
What does a polar bear eat?
Polar bears feed mainly on seals, especially ringed seals and bearded seals.
Where does it live?
Polar bears live in places that the sea freezes in the winter. This includes mainly Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia.
How do they care for their young?
Cubs are blind when they’re born and weigh about 1 1/2 pounds . The mother takes care of her cubs and brings them food until they weigh about 22 pounds and are strong enough to follow her while she hunts. Most cubs stay with their mother for about 2 1/2 years old.
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