Species Spotlight: Polar Bear

Polar bear

Questions and Answers

How much time do polar bears spend hunting?
Polar bears spend over 50% of their time hunting for food, but less than 2% of their hunts are successful.

How are polar bears classified?
Polar bears are classified as marine mammals because they spend most of their lives on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean.

Can polar bears swim?
Polar bears are very good swimmers, paddling with their front paws and holding their hind legs flat like a rudder.



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