Polar Bears ( Ursus marltimus ) By : Sydney Fessenden Grade 6
Scientific Classification Kingdom  Animalia Phylum  Chordata Class Mammalia Family Ursidae Genus  Ursus
Appearance <ul><li>Largest land carnivore </li></ul><ul><li>Male Polars grow two or three times the size of a female  </li...
Habitat  <ul><li>Polar bears have been reported as far  north as north pole and as south as Labrador Newfoundland </li></u...
Life Cycle <ul><li>Live to 25, Females give birth to 1 or 2 young  </li></ul><ul><li>Full grown at about 5 or 6  </li></ul...
Diet <ul><li>Polar bears feed on mainly bearded seals, Depending on their location they also feed on harp and hooded seals...
Predators <ul><li>Humans (hunting) </li></ul><ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul>
Impact on the Environment <ul><li>They are top of the food chain in their region if polar bears don’t exist other populati...
How Humans impact Polar Bears <ul><li>Pollution  </li></ul><ul><li>Global Warming is melting their ice and making it harde...
How can we help the Polar Bears  <ul><li>Buy fur made from other products </li></ul><ul><li>Not release green house gasses...
Fun Facts <ul><li>Female polar bears would rather build their dens in &quot;old snow&quot; from previous years rather than...
References  <ul><li>www.seaworld.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ask.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.yahoo.ca </li></ul>
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Sydney thomasen polar bears

  1. 1. Polar Bears ( Ursus marltimus ) By : Sydney Fessenden Grade 6
  2. 2. Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Family Ursidae Genus Ursus
  3. 3. Appearance <ul><li>Largest land carnivore </li></ul><ul><li>Male Polars grow two or three times the size of a female </li></ul><ul><li>Male Polar bears weigh about 650 kg and are about 2.5 to 3 m long </li></ul><ul><li>Females weigh about 150 to 250kg and are about 1.8 to 2.5 m long female polar bears can weigh as much as 500kg when pregnant </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Polar bears have been reported as far north as north pole and as south as Labrador Newfoundland </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Bears inhabit artic sea ice, </li></ul><ul><li>water islands and </li></ul><ul><li>continental coastlines. </li></ul>Where the polar bears live
  5. 5. Life Cycle <ul><li>Live to 25, Females give birth to 1 or 2 young </li></ul><ul><li>Full grown at about 5 or 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Stay with their mother until two and a half years </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diet <ul><li>Polar bears feed on mainly bearded seals, Depending on their location they also feed on harp and hooded seals and scavenger on carcasses of beluga whales, narwhals and bowhead whales </li></ul><ul><li>In spring berries and some plants </li></ul>
  7. 7. Predators <ul><li>Humans (hunting) </li></ul><ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul>
  8. 8. Impact on the Environment <ul><li>They are top of the food chain in their region if polar bears don’t exist other populations will rise which would create imbalance </li></ul><ul><li>Especially if one species out </li></ul><ul><li>competes another with food </li></ul><ul><li>source and knocks that species </li></ul><ul><li>out </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Humans impact Polar Bears <ul><li>Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Global Warming is melting their ice and making it harder to hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting polar bears for food and fur for money </li></ul>
  10. 10. How can we help the Polar Bears <ul><li>Buy fur made from other products </li></ul><ul><li>Not release green house gasses that will cause global warming </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fun Facts <ul><li>Female polar bears would rather build their dens in &quot;old snow&quot; from previous years rather than the freshly fallen snow. </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Bears tend to over heat than to get to cold </li></ul><ul><li>Polar bears are so strong that one blow from its paw can kill an animal </li></ul><ul><li>A polar bear's fur is not white!!  It is hollow.  The fur reflects light.  The hollow fur also traps the suns heat to help keep it warm </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>www.seaworld.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ask.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.yahoo.ca </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thanks For Watching

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