Polar bear Courtney Ludlow 6 period

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Polar bear Courtney Ludlow 6 period

  1. 1. Polar Bear By Courtney Ludlow http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/polar-bear-2.jpg
  2. 2. Habitat <ul><li>Found throughout the polar region </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly found in the southern edge of the ice cap on coastal land near open water </li></ul><ul><li>The Polar Bear is a solitary animal </li></ul>http://www.poe-news.com/imgs/story/80868-polarbearsonIcepack.jpg
  3. 3. Breeding <ul><li>Sexual maturity: 3-5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Mating season: March-June </li></ul><ul><li>Gestation: 7 to 8 months </li></ul><ul><li>Litter size: usually 2 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.keepwintercold.org/2222146906_6fdb3db091_o.jpg </li></ul>
  4. 4. Appearance <ul><li>Height: 5ft to shoulder </li></ul><ul><li>Standing height: 8-11ft </li></ul><ul><li>Foot size: 12in. long, 10 in. wide </li></ul><ul><li>Male weight: 880-990lb. </li></ul><ul><li>Female weight: 660-770lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Color: white </li></ul>http://magicstatistics.com/wp-content/pictures/fun/thumb-3%20lazy%20polar%20bears.jpg
  5. 5. Food and Hunting <ul><li>The Polar Bear’s main food supply is seal </li></ul><ul><li>They will eat every part of the seal that is edible </li></ul><ul><li>During the summer they will eat different land mammals and vegetation </li></ul>http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/polar-bear-3.jpg
  6. 6. Dens <ul><li>Polar Bear’s live in dens that are usually located on south-facing slopes of hills </li></ul><ul><li>The dens are used for giving birth </li></ul><ul><li>The temperature inside the den is usually 40 degrees warmer than the air outside </li></ul>http://first-time-mommy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/PolarBears_BBC.jpg
  7. 7. Facts <ul><li>Polar Bears have a very acute sense of smell </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Polar Bears will live with their mother for about 2 years before they go off on there own </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other Facts <ul><li>The black nose of a Polar Bear can be seen from 6 miles away </li></ul><ul><li>It is said that when they stalk seals they will cover their nose with a paw to escape detection </li></ul>http://bestpaidsurveys.andrewflawless.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Berlin-polar-bear301.jpg
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>Helmer, Diana Star. &quot;Polar Bears.&quot; PowerKids Life Science, Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. 28 Apr. 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA: International Masters Publishers, 1997 </li></ul>

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