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Check out the most interesting facts about this threatened specie, the polar bear. Find out what they eat, where they live, do they swim and lots more interesting information. Read on, and use this cool trivia to learn more about our friend in the animal kingdom.

  • The polar bears habitat is along costs and island of the Arctic region.
  • The scientific name for Polar Bear is Ursus Maritimus.
  • Adult females often weigh between 500 and 600 pounds (227 and 272 kilograms).
  • Male polar bears can weigh between 720 and 1,700 pounds (363 and 771 kilograms).
    Polar Bear Facts

    Polar bears are invisible to infrared cameras.

  • Males can grow to ten feet (three meters) in length—the height of a one-story building.
  • A polar bear’s fur is not white! It is hollow.  The fur reflects light. It is also oily and water repellant.
  • Polar bears can swim up to 100 miles (161 kilometers at a time).
  • Polar bears primarily eat seals. They can hunt on and beneath the ice.
  • A polar bear’s stomach can hold 150 lbs. (68 kg) of meat.
  • Polar bears have 42 teeth.
  • Polar bears don’t drink water! They get the liquids from the animals they eat.
  • The mother polar bear nurture her cubs around two years old.
  • Polar bears mothers usually give birth to twins. They are about the size of a stick of butter.
  • All polar bears are left handed.
  • Polar bears can run 25 miles per hour.

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