Polar bear Facts
A sea / ice bear
- Polar bears tend to overheat more than to be cold.
- Polar bear cubs learn to freeze and remain still while their mother hunts
- Adult males can grow to be 10 feet tall and weigh over 1400 pounds.
- Their feet are webbed.
- Adult females often weigh between 500 and 600 pounds (227 and 272 kilograms).
- They can swim up to 100 miles (161 kilometers at a time). No other four-footed animal can swim as fast as they can.
- They sometimes slide slopes on their bellies.
- They are so strong, that it can kill an animal with one blow from it's paw.
- They are the best hunters of the bear family.
- Polar bears mainly hunt seals.
- Only humans prey or hunt polar bears.
- Polar bears are actually not White in color. Their hair is transparent, made up of a thick hollow core that reflects light.
- They have 42 teeth.
- It was the mascot for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.
- Scientists estimate that there are around 20000 polar bears.
- They spend most of their time at sea.
- Their babies are much smaller than human babies when they're born.
- Polar bear fur is oily and water repellent.