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Polar Bears

Polar Bear Facts

  • Scientific name: Ursus maritimus
  • Life span: 20-25 years
  • Polar Bears are the worlds largest land predator.
  • Polar bears have hollow fur, this works like a personal floatation device as they swim.
  • Although their fur is creamy white their skin is black to soak up the 6 month Polar sun. Polar Bears actually often overheat and must rest when play wrestling.
  • Polar bears eyes are blue
  • Their footprint is approximately 13 inches long and 9 inches wide.
  • Adults average between 2.4-2.6 meters (7.9-8.5 feet) in length and can stand 11 feet tall when upright, 3-4 foot at the shoulder.
  • Males can weigh 400-600kgs (880-1320lbs) and can reach 800kgs
  • Females are much smaller at 200-250kgs pregnant females can weigh 400 kgs
  • Females now having singletons, used to have twins and stay with the cubs in the den for 3-4 months.
  • Population 22,000 estimate 2003 stats
  • 60% of the Earths remaining Polar Bears live in Canada
  • There are other populations in USA (Alaska) Russia Denmark (Greenland) Norway
  • In 1973 these countries signed an agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears. Canada is the only country to still allow hunting of the polar bear by non natives. A Polar Bear hunting license can be bought for as little as $50.00
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