Name: Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus
Description: Large carnivorous powerful white bear.
Location: Northern Russia, Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Norway.
Special Features: Weighs up to 1600 pounds
Long body up to 9 feet
Narrow pointed head
Shaggy yellowish-white fur
Polar bears spend as much time on the ice as they do on land
Polar bears can swim up to six miles per hour
A polar bears fat layer can be 3-4 inches thick
Diet: Feeds on fish, seals and grasses.
Neat Fact: Churchill, Manitoba, the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," was established in 1771. In all of Canada, only seven people have been killed by polar bears in the past 30 years.