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Polar Bear
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
  • Particularly amphibious
  • 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.

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