New Threats

 May 14, 2008, Polar bears are now on the threatened species list due to global warming.

Home
New News
Polar Bear Threats
New Threats
Polar Bear Enemies
Global Warming
Description
Polar Bear Habitat
Food
Female Polar Bears
Polar Bear Cubs
History of Polar Bears
Resources

New Threats 

In a recent study done, that was released on July 6, 2009, states that not only is global warming threading the existence of polar bears, but also harmful chemicals that man is releasing into the environment.

Mercury has been found in polar bear bodies.  Mercury is ingested by the polar bear through other animals.  It can simply start our as a small fish, then as it goes through the food chain, it becomes more and more concentrated.  By the time the polar bear eats the seal, the mercury levels could have a lethal effect on the polar bear.

 


 

 

Fun Facts About Polar Bears

 

Copyright 2006-2011

Updated November 18, 2009

Want to learn more about endangered animals?  
Learn about the endangered Amazon River Dolphin.

Ways YOU Can HELP Make the EARTH Cleaner