Polar Bears live in the Circumpolar Arctic Region. Polar
Bears have adapted to the Arctic because they are able
to live in the water and on land. Their habitat is the
entire Arctic region but their main habitat is on the
offshore pack ice. When the weather starts to get warm
the heat melts the ice and causes the Polar Bear to
move back to the shore.
The Polar Bears main prey is the Ringed and Bearded Seal.
Depending on where the Polar Bear is they also eat Harp and
Hooded Seals. They also scavenge on the carcasses of Beluga
Whales, Walruses, Narwhals and Bowhead Whales. If there are
no seals available, Polar Bears then eat sea creatures, reindeer,
berries, sea birds and many more. Polar Bears travel twelve
miles to ﬁnd food.
The Polar Bear has two main predators. The ﬁrst predator is
the killer whale and the second are humans. Both of these
predators are dangerous because they can both take a Polar
Bears life. The killer whale is a threat to the Polar Bear when
it’s in water and humans are threats to them on land. The
reason killer whales are threat is because they live in water
and ﬁnd it easy to move around. Humans are threats
because they have guns and can kill a Polar Bear in one
Polar Bears have a good sense of smell and are able to smell
dead whales and seals from twenty miles away.
A Polar Bears fur gives them extra grip for traveling in the
snow. Also the fur helps the Polar Bear to blend in with its
surroundings and protect it from predators.
The paw pads have a rough surface to help prevent Polar
Bears from slipping on the ice.
More Unique Features
Polar Bears are able to swim in the water by using their front
paws to propel themselves while using their back legs to