|Polar bear cubs learn to freeze and remain still while
their mother hunts. If they move, the mother disciples them,
with a whack to the head.
||Female polar bears would rather build their dens in
"old snow" from previous years rather than the freshly
||Some female polar bears deviate from the one room
den. They build dens with multiple rooms and even a ventilation
system in the roof.
|Adult females often weigh between 500 and 600 pounds
(227 and 272 kilograms).
||Female polar bears do not start
having cubs until they are about 4 or 5 years old.
||Polar bear babies weigh a little
more than a pound when they are born
|Paw pads with rough surfaces help prevent polar bears
from slipping up on the ice.
||Only humans prey or hunt polar bears
||Polar bears swim using their large front paws to
propel themselves through the water and their back legs to steer.
|A polar bear's fur is not
white!! It is hollow. The fur reflects light. The
hollow fur also traps the suns heat to help keep the polar bear
||Polar bears fur is oily and
water repellant. Allowing them to shake dry after swimming.
|Polar bears mainly hunt seals.
||When curled up, a polar bear may
cover its muzzle (nose) with a paw to help conserve heat.
||Polar bears tend to overheat
more than to be cold.
|Adult males can grow to be 10
feet tall and weigh over 1400 pounds.
||Humans are polar bears only
||Man made pollution is a cause of
death for polar bears.
|A polar bear is so strong, that
it can kill an animal with one blow from it's paw.
||Many polar bears go into the
town of Churchhill, Manitoba, Canada.
||Polar bears mate March through
July, however the fertilized egg is not start to develop until
|Polar Bears do not
hibernate. Female polar bears will den with their young.
All polar bears may den for a short time to avoid bad weather.
||Polar bears can swim an average
of 6 miles per hour.
||Polar bears can swim up to 100
miles (161 kilometers at a time).