Kingdom : Animalia
                     Class : Mammalia
                  Family : Ursidae
   Scientific Name : Ursus maritimus

                 Colour : Clear, White, Yellow
            Skin Type : Fur
                 Size(L) : 2m - 2.5m (6.5ft - 8.3ft)
                 Weight : 150kg - 600kg 
                                     (330lbs - 1,322lbs)

           Top Speed : 40lph (25mph)
            Life Span : 20 - 30 years
Most Distinctive 
             Features : Clear not white
                                  fur and black skin
            Fun Fact : Could be extinct within 
                                 the next 3 years!
  1. Polar bears are large species of Bears found in the ice fields of the Arctic Ocean.
  2. They are the largest species of bears in the world.
  3. They are believed to be very closely related to the brown bear.
  4. The average adult polar bear grows to be around 2m long and weighs around half a ton.
  5. The males usually weigh twice the female polar bears.
  6. Their thick fur has a warm undercoat which helps absorb the heat from the sun.
  7. Their broad front paws are designed in a way to help them swim, walk on the ice and also keep warm.
  8. Their long necks help them keep their head above water while swimming.
  9. Polar Bears are semi- aquatic animals who are apex predators on ice and in water.
  10. They are solitary animals with incredible swimming capabilities.
  11. They breed in the spring between April and May.
  12. The female polar bear gives birth to 1-4 cubs after a gestation that may be 9 months long.
  13. The polar bear cubs are hairless and blind when born and are cared for by their mothers for the first few years.
  14. Polar bears are carnivores primarily feeding on the ringed seal as they are their main source of nutrition.
  15. They have no natural predators but are most affected by human hunting.
  16. Interestingly, their insulation is so good that they have to walk slowly to avoid overheating.
  17. The females hibernate for the harsh winters in underground dens whereas the males are active throughout.
  18. The Polar bears shed their fur every summer.
  19. The increasing global warming is their biggest threat making them vulnerable in their natural environment.

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