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Polar Bear Lena Sequeira 1

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Polar Bear Lena Sequeira 1

  1. 1. The Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) By: Lena Sequeira
  2. 2. Polar Bear Stats <ul><li>Polar Bears measure 5 feet to their shoulder </li></ul><ul><li>They stand 8-11 feet tall </li></ul><ul><li>Their foot average is 12 in. long and 10 in. wide </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: Females average from 660 pounds to 770 pounds. Males average from 880 to 990 pounds. </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Bears swim at about six miles per hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Rarely live past 25 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Normally white or off white. </li></ul><ul><li>There are an estimated 20-25,000 worldwide </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>Their preferred habitat is the sea ice covering over the waters over the continental shelf. </li></ul><ul><li>The polar bear tends to inhabit areas where sea ice meets water </li></ul><ul><li>Polar bears are found primarily around the polar ice pack, not closer to the north pole. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat Map
  5. 5. Food Source <ul><li>Mainly hunts seals, but will eat anything </li></ul><ul><li>Feed in whale carcasses </li></ul><ul><li>Hunts other mammals such as lemmings, arctic foxes, and eider ducks </li></ul><ul><li>They also feed on vegetation, but it’s scarce </li></ul>
  6. 6. Human Interaction <ul><li>Polar bears can be destructive when people establish communities where they live. This is very rare, but it happens. </li></ul><ul><li>Polar bears are losing their ice cap habitats because of global warming, which is caused by humans. </li></ul><ul><li>People also hunt polar bears for their fur, but because their numbers have decreased dramatically officials have made it so you can only kill a polar bear if it’s a threat. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Random Facts <ul><li>There are often fights between multiple males over mating rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Polar bears have a gestation of about four months. They breed everyday for about a week while the female is in heat. </li></ul><ul><li>Aren’t territorial animals and often scare away in confrontations. </li></ul><ul><li>Live solitary for the most part. </li></ul><ul><li>Polar bears have different posture for different tasks/behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>Are excellent swimmers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Photo Credits <ul><li>Slide One: </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Ursus_maritimus_us_fish.jpg/220px-Ursus_maritimus_us_fish.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Polar_bear_hg.jpg/220px-Polar_bear_hg.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Two </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/30/Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub_2.jpg/220px-Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub_2.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Three: </li></ul><ul><li>http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/04/PolarBearCV1LG.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSePyCYbnqTJPJn64h4pwejAUCcSdoEB5Npf4het1czn_5mz8AyVA&t=1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.energyefficienthomes.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/polarbearenergyefficienthomes.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/19689/media/maps/polar_bear.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Four </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/19689/media/maps/polar_bear.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Five </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mycuteanimals.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/snowylemming.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVyPIQJD6IIA_5G-kY2Vp6t44ZbmpVw3X38C7ltDAD8RGkQUGn7Q&t=1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5442162036_37ded25190.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lisisoft.com/imglisi/5/Screensavers/149452ShowcaseScreenshot.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Six </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Greenland-polarbear-skin_hg.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Polar-Bear-Warning-Longyearbyen.jpg/800px-Polar-Bear-Warning-Longyearbyen.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Seven: </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Polar_Bears_Play_fight.JPG/683px-Polar_Bears_Play_fight.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d8/Polar_bear_arctic.JPG/800px-Polar_bear_arctic.JPG </li></ul>
  9. 9. Work Cited <ul><li>King, Judith. Wildlife Fact File. Pittsburg, PA. International Masters Publishers, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Polar Bear . &quot; Wikipedia. 26 Apr. 2011. Web. 29 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear>. </li></ul>

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