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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> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Two </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Three: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Four </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Five </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Six </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Seven: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </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. <>. </li></ul>