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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.
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