5 Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

This is a polar bear sniffing for seals

This is a polar bear sniffing for seals

Today I want to write about polar bears because they are a powerful creature with very cute cubs.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. Polar bears are the largest living land carnivore, with adult males growing up to 2.6 metres in length.  This makes them even bigger than Siberian tigers.
  2. They mainly eat seals and sometimes, walruses.  They use their head to smash through snow and ice to get to the seals hiding below.
  3. They have an excellent sense of smell.  They can smell a seal from over one kilometre away and under a metre of snow.
  4. Despite their appearance, the skin of a polar bear is actually black and their fur is see through.  They look white because they reflect the light around them.
  5. Pregnant females can go without eating for up to 8 months at a time.  They give birth to between 1-3 very cute cubs.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about polar bears?

2 thoughts on “5 Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

  1. I once read a novel series about polar bears(and black bears and grizzly bears too). It is written by Erin Hunter and is called Seekers.

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