Welcome to this fact file where you can find out all sorts of interesting information about the polar bear. You can also listen to the sounds that this animal makes.
My enormous paws that work like snowshoes, distributing my weight equally to help stop me from breaking through the ice and snow.
I measure approximately 2-3m from nose to tail and weigh between 175-650kg.
I eat seals.
I mostly live on top of the ice that covers the Arctic Ocean for much of the year.
Climate change is melting the sea ice so we need to hunt earlier each year, and it’s forming later. This means we now have a shorter feeding season in which to build up our fat reserves.
I have an excellent sense of smell and can smell seals under 1 metre of snow and from almost 1 km away.
Listen to the sounds of a polar bear.