Facts About Polar Bears
- The scientific name for Polar Bear is Ursus maritimus.
- Polar Bears have black skin, but it doesn't show because of all their white fur.
- Polar Bears rely on their thick layer of fat to keep them warm while swimming in icy waters.
- When Polar Bears swim, their front paws act like paddles and their back paws act like a rutter.
- Polar Bears use their paws to catch and hold prey and they use them to provide traction while walking on the ice.
- Through the years, the threats for Polar Bears have changed. In 1960 to 1970, the threat for Polar Bears was commercial hunting. Today, the threat for Polar Bear is global warming.
- Polar Bears are very prone to diseases.
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