Polar Bear

Where can I see the Polar Bear

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A Polar Bear is a large white bear that lives in the Arctic. They are good swimmers and can stay under water for up to two minutes.

Polar Bears have a thick fur coat that helps them stay warm in the cold climate. They have black skin under their fur and a long snout.

Their diet consists of seals, walruses, and whales. Polar Bears are excellent hunters and can kill prey that is much larger than themselves.

Despite their fearsome reputation, Polar Bears are actually very gentle animals that mostly eat seals and fish. In fact, they are considered an endangered species due to the loss of their Arctic habitat.

Animal population
22,000–31,000
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Vulnerable (VU)
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Geeky Facts about the Polar Bear

Fact 1

They can swim constantly for days at a time.

Fact 2

Their huge size and weight make them the largest living carnivores on Earth.

Fact 3

Polar bear fur is translucent, and only appears white because it reflects visible light.

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