INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY!
We’re celebrating one of favorite marine mammals on this very special day! These majestic bears call the icy arctic their home. We’re going to share some photos and fun facts about polar bears, as well as some great resources to help these bears as their snowy home disappears.
- Polar Bears are excellent swimmers, they have been miles off shore.
- They have a thick layer of fur, including on the bottoms of their paws.
- Polar bears are carnivores.
- Polar bears have black skin that helps them soaks up the warmth of the sun.
- Polar bear mothers build a den to have their cubs.
- Polar bear cubs stay with their mothers for up to two years.
- Polar bears have no natural predators.
- Polar bears are the largest land predator on earth.
- Adult male polar bears can weigh up to 1,200 pounds.
- Polar bears are protected in Norway, Canada, Russia, Denmark and the U.S.
Polar bears are endangered, mainly from habitat loss, as the arctic ice is melting. We can help these fabulous bears! You can adopt a bear (they won’t live at your house), you can donate to organizations that work with polar bears or you can learn what you can do at home to help. Check out Polar Bears International and One World One Ocean.
We love polar bears and we’ll definitely be working to make sure they are around for long time to come!
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY!