Polar bears live on shores and the sea ice up near the arctic circle.
In 1973, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Russia signed an agreement to help protect the bears.
The polar bears’ preferred meal to eat is seals, but as the climate is rapidly changing and the ice is remelting earlier and refreezing later, they are being forced to search for less nutritious food. (Nat Geo Kids)
Male bears can weigh up to 1400 pounds and be around 10 feet long. Females weigh in at around 650 pounds and are around 7 feet long.
Polar bears live to be around 25 years old in the wild.
Their feet are slightly webbed to help them swim better.
Their hair is not white, although that is how it looks to us! Their hair is actually clear, hollow tubes that reflect the light and make them appear white.
Their skin is actually black and this, along with their hair, traps the sun’s heat and helps keep them warm.
Below the skin, is a 4 inch layer of fat that helps keep them warm, as well.
If you were to look at a Polar Bear with an infrared camera, you would not see them as they don’t lose any heat… invisible bears anyone (kidzone)?