Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Polar Bears Facts

From: Janet H.
Sent: September 26, 2018
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Subject: Fw: Polar Bears Facts

Polar bears are marine mammals, and spend much of their time on Arctic sea ice. Many adaptations make polar bears uniquely suited to life in icy habitats. Their fur is thicker than any other bears' and covers even their feet for warmth and traction on ice. polar bear | Basic Facts About Polar Bears | Defenders of Wildlife

What are some other interesting facts about polar bears?
Polar bears have black skin and although their fur appears white, it is actually transparent. It is the largest carnivore (meat eater) that lives on land. Polar bears use sea ice as a platform to hunt seals. Fun Polar Bear Facts for Kids - Interesting Information about Polar Bears

What does polar bear eat?
Polar bears feed mainly on ringed and bearded seals. Depending upon their location, they also eat harp and hooded seals and scavenge on carcasses of beluga whales, walruses, narwhals, and bowhead whales. On occasion, polar bears kill beluga whales and young walruses.POLAR BEARS - Diet & Eating Habits -

What is special about a polar bear's fur?
A Polar bear's coat has two layers of hair: an outer layer, made up of long (5-15cm) guard hairs; and a thick undercoat, made up of shorter hair. These guard hairs are mostly transparent or clear, but thanks to some special characteristics that work to create cool optical tricks, these hairs appear white. Polar Bears Have Clear Hair, So Why Do They Look White? | Earth ...

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