Help our Polar Bears
What’s so cool about polar bears? Polar bears live in the Arctic, where the temperature is an average of 0°C (32°F) in summer and -34°C (-29°F) in winter – that’s really cold! How do they survive these harsh temperatures? A thick layer of fur, tough hide, and an insulating layer of body fat helps polar bears keep their body warm even in freezing temperatures.
Polar bears are strong swimmers - scientists have tracked polar bears swimming continuously for 100 km (62 mi.)! They mostly feed on ringed and bearded seals, but will also eat other seal species, walruses, narwhals, beluga whales, whale carcasses, fish, reindeer, birds, eggs, berries and kelp. Even though polar bears are the largest land carnivores, they are threatened by changes in their sea ice habitat due to climate change.