Did you know that polar bears are actually black? Or that they can eat 100 pounds of blubber in just one sitting? Not just stars in Coca Cola commercials, polar bears are fascinating creatures; it’s no wonder they’re known as the ‘Lord of the Arctic’ in some parts of the world.
These 1500 pound beasts have the thickest fur of all bear species, which explains why they look so warm and comfortable despite living in some of the world’s coldest climes. They also have a thick layer of blubber to insulate them and will actually dig snow shelter holes when the cold gets too much even for them.
Churchill is one of the rare places where we can observe polar bears in the wild. On Hudson Bay, polar bears explore the ice packs that form over the water hunting for seals to eat.
Our new infographic celebrates some of the wildest facts about polar bears. Check out some of the weird and wonderful details that make these creatures so unique. Maybe it will inspire you to add a little more grrr to your brrr!
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Polar bears international. About Polar bears. Polarbearsinternational.org
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