Their scientific name means "maritime bear", and derives from this fact. Polar
bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat
Polar bears feed mainly on ringed and bearded seals. ... When other food is
unavailable, polar bears will eat just about any animal they can get, including ...
Ringed seals are the polar bear's primary food source--but a beached whale
means a ... Polar bears usually hunt ringed seals by waiting for them to breathe at
(Ursus maritimus) are the second largest species of bears
, smaller than only the brown bear
. They have two basic hunting tactics, stalking (which involves slowly moving towards their prey and when close enough, charging in for the attack) and still hunting... More »
Because the polar bear's body requires a diet based on large amounts of seal fat,
they are the most carnivorous member of the bear family. Food can be hard to ...
Polar Bears are the largest meat eater in the world, and need a lot of food in
order to survive in the harsh climate. Unlike the Grizzly Bear, Polar Bears do not
Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world, rivaled only by the
Kodiak brown bears of southwestern Alaska. Polar bears sit at the top of the food
Polar Bear Feeding. Their main source of food for polar bears is the various
species of seals that live in the same area that they do.
When these polar bears hibernate, however, it's very easy for them to wake up.
They don't take in any food at all during hibernation. This period often lasts from ...