What Color Is a Polar Bears Skin?


The colour of a polar bear's skin is black. The mammals are also known to have transparent and colourless fur, which appears to be white due to the reflection of light.
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Surprisingly, the polar bears' skin color is black. The bears' black skin absorbs heat from the sun. The fur, which appears to be white, is actually made up of almost colorless, almost
A polar bear's skin is actually black. It's black so it can soak up as much
Polar bear's skin is black, its fur is actually transparent, light is reflected to give the white appearance.
Function. Polar bears are so heavily insulated that they easily maintain a body temperature of 98.6 degrees. In fact, they are so well padded from the cold that they can overheat
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Polar bears are among the largest members of the bear family. The fur colour varies from pure white to a yellowish hue. Their outer fur called 'guard hair' is actually clear and hollow (like a tiny glass tube).
Although polar bears fur and underfur (there are actually two layers of polar bear fur) are both white, the skin of the polar bear is actually black. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear
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