Several adaptations have allowed polar bears to live in the Arctic, primarily their two thick layers of fur for insulation. With their thick fur, polar bears' metabolic rate and bo...
Unlike Black and Grizzly bears, which are primarily nocturnal, the Polar Bear may be active at any time of the day or year, searching for prey on long summer days and sometimes on long winter nights. Adaptations to its Arctic...
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies
largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding ...
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(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 »
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Polar bears are classified as marine mammals because they spend most of their
lives on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean. They have a thick layer of body fat and ...
The polar bear is the newest of the eight bear species, and scientists believe that
the polar bear evolved about 200,000 years ago from brown bear ancestors.
Learn all about polar bears, extraordinary predators of the Arctic, threatened by a