Polar Bear Facts
- Polar bears are the largest species of bear and the only place in the world they can be found is in in the Arctic.
- Whilst the polar bear does look adorable with its white fur, they are in fact one of the most ferocious hunters on the planet and one of the largest land carnivores.
- Polar bears are a solitary species. They tend to spend their days hunting by seal breathing holes waiting for one to come up for air. This type of hunting is known as still-hunting.
- It is estimated by the IUCN that there are between 22-31,000 polar bears in the world.
- Polar bears are extremely strong swimmers and have been spotted in the open Arctic ocean as far as 200 miles from land.