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Feeding Efficiency 2

Utilizing the
Entire Prey

Polar bears consume nearly every part of their prey, including the blubber, meat, skin, and internal organs. The blubber is particularly important for energy storage and insulation.

Caching
Food

In some cases, polar bears may partially bury or hide their kills under the snow or ice to protect them from scavengers and to ensure a future source of food.

Feeding on
Multiple Prey

When seals are scarce, polar bears may switch to alternative food sources, such as seabirds, bird eggs, or vegetation. However, these alternatives are not as nutritionally rich as seals and are typically a last resort.

Conservation Concerns Slider Item2 – Pollution

Polar Bears

A Polluted Environment

In recent studies, pollutants have been detected within the Arctic food chain.

As polar bears hunt other animals, they consume the toxic pollutants that were carried by their prey. These toxins stay within the polar bears and other animals, which can cause death, birth defects, and other problems.

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Conservation Concerns Slider Item1 – Global Warming

Polar Bears

Global
Warming!

In recent years, sea ice has
been melting at alarming rates.

With receding ice sheets, polar bears were added to the United States endangered species list in 2008. Along with being on the endangered species list, the polar bear conservation status is labeled as “vulnerable” due to their notably decreasing population

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