Welcome to the thrilling
world of the polar bear.

From their origin and traits to their habitat and diet, we provide
an in-depth look into the life of a polar bear.

Polar Bears Can Swim Incredibly Well

Polar bears are excellent swimmers, capable of long-distance journeys in icy waters....

Why are Polar Bears Migrating?

Did you know that polar bears are the ultimate wanderers of the...

How do polar bears Communicate With Each other?

Have you ever wondered how polar bears “talk” to each other in...

Polar Bear Behavior and Solitude in the Arctic

Introduction to Polar Bear Behavior Polar bears are known for their solitary...

What Genetic Adaptations Made Polar Bear King of the Arctic?

You might think tracking polar bears would be all about braving the...

What is the Source of Polar Bears’ Energy?

Have you ever wondered how the majestic polar bear thrives in an...

The Origin and Significance of the Name “Polar Bear”

Introduction to Polar Bears’ Names The name “polar bear” conjures images of...

Polar Bear’s Diet and Feeding Habits

Polar bears’ diet and feeding habits are adjusted to the extremely cold...

Polar Bear Reproduction and Life Cycle

Introduction to the Polar Bear Life Cycle Polar bears possess a unique...

Polar Bear Predators: A Glimpse into the Apex Predator’s World

Introduction to Polar Bear Predators Polar bears rule over their icy domain...

Although perfectly adapted to the extreme conditions of their habitat, polar bears are not immune to health challenges and diseases.   Polar Bear Health: Adaptations, Disease Concerns & Challenges in…

Polar Bear Health and Diseases Challenges
Polar bear habitat and range, Polar bears size, Polar bear adaptation

Introduction to Polar Bears Habitats Where do polar bears really live? Delve into the polar bear’s habitat’s intricacies, vast range, and challenges they face due to climate change.   Polar…

Introduction to Polar Bear Evolution Have you ever wondered how polar bears adapted to life in the polar region? Discover how they evaluated through time and their relationship with other…

Polar Bear Evolution, Polar Bear Relatives
polar bears interactions with other animals

How many of us have felt the thrill of the chase? Imagine being a polar bear in the Arctic, where your very survival hinges on a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek…

Introduction to Polar Bears’ Adaptations Have you ever wondered how polar bears survive in the bone-chilling Arctic? Well, we can barely stand a cold shower, right? Polar bears (Ursus maritimus)…

Amazing Adaptations That Help Polar Bears Survive the Arctic

How the Sea Bear Earned Its Name

Although polar bears likely evolved between 343,000 and 479,000 years ago, they didn’t receive their Latin name until 1774. “Ursus maritimus” refers to their close association with the Arctic’s icy waters and sea ice.
Monitor Polar Bear Populations, the Challenges of Monitoring Polar Bear, Polar Bear Population Monitoring
Cultural Significance of Polar Bears, Polar Bears and Indigenous Culture, Polar Bear Symbolism

Where They Live and What They Eat

A polar bear’s home is on the sea ice, where it hunts seals at open leads and breathing holes. While ringed and bearded seals are their primary prey, polar bears will also hunt other available animals.

Polar bears may travel more than 1,000 km in one season.

The size of a polar bear's range depends on many factors, including the quality of the sea ice and the availability of their seal prey.

They can consume over 45 kg (100 lb) of blubber in a single feeding session.

During plentiful hunting times, when a polar bear's body is in optimal condition, it may consume only the blubber and skin of the seal it catches.

Growing Through the Seasons

Female polar bears typically have a litter every three years, beginning at around five years of age. Newborn cubs weigh just over half a kilogram (about one pound) and measure approximately 30-35 cm in length. They are born blind, toothless, and covered in short, soft fur.

What They’re Like in the Arctic

From fur to skin, to paws and claws, the polar bear’s physique is built to dominate the Arctic. They are a vital part of this vulnerable ecosystem and a charismatic symbol of the North.

They wag their heads to indicate they want to play.

Adult bears initiate play—which is actually ritualized fighting or mock battling—by standing on their hind legs, chin lowered to their chests, with front paws hanging by their sides.

Polar bears can grow to 590 kg and stand 3 meters tall.

Adult males normally weigh between 350 and 590 kg (772 and 1300 lb). Adult females, like Anuri, usually weigh between 150 and 295 kg (331 and 650 lb), but can get bigger in some regions.

Their Fate is in Our Hands

According to a recent study on population size (Hamilton & Derocher, 2018), there are currently approximately 23,000 polar bears worldwide. However, without action on climate change, significant declines in polar bear numbers could occur by mid-century.
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Polar bears Hero

Introducing Anuri, your guide for the journey.

Meet Anuri, a 22-year-old polar bear with a single “coy” (cub of the year). Her sharp eyes, keen nose, and attentive hearing aid her in locating prey and imparting survival skills to her cub on the Arctic sea ice. Join her expedition across the sea ice on our Polar Bear Tracker!
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