Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Beary Bears

Polar Bear

Home

Bearfacts

Activities

Gallery

TravelBear

Links

Web Safety

Search

Guestbook

Email

Here are some basic facts on Polar Bears. At the bottom, I included links to pages where there is more information on Polar Bears.


Polar Bear Facts

Class:

Mammalia (mammals)

Order:

Carnivora (carnivores)

Family:

Ursidae (bear family)

Genus:

Ursus

Species:

Ursus Maritumus

Status:

Population healthy

World Distribution:

Arctic and Subartic

Size:

Height: Average adult male 8.5 ft (2.6 m) -- Weight: 900 lbs.

Physical Characteristics:

One of the largest bears -- white fur that helps camouflage -- large paws which makes them expert swimmers -- prominent snout and short, round, furred ears -- strong muscular legs and well-developed neck muscles -- very short tail --very large stomachs with a capacity of more than 70 kilograms (150 pounds) of food.

Habitat:

Ice and snow

Habits:

 

 

 

Less active in summer -- only pregnant females den up for extended periods in winter -- one of the lowest birth rates -- swim with head above water, dog-paddling with front legs -- strong navigational sense -- extremely good sense of smell -- unusually clever at solving problems in order to obtain food.

Diet:

Almost anything, ringed seals, walrus, beluga, birds, rodents, vegetation, and garbage


Links for Polar Bears
Please note that you will leave my site when clicking on these links.

Bear Den Organization

Information separated into specific categories. Great resource

Meerkat's Mammals

Facts and pictures on the polar bear

Nature Net - Bear's Den

Very long facts sheet

Polar Bears

Small facts

Polar Bear Alive

18 categories of facts

Polar Bear Slide Show

A young student's project

Polar World

Activities, information, and pictures

Sear World's Polar Bears

Enormous amount of information. Over 15 sub categories.

USGS Kid's Corner

Article

To obtain more bear facts, click on a button.

+

Home | Bear Facts | Activities | Gallery | Travel Bear

Links | Web Safety | Search | Guestbook | Email me