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POLAR BEAR

By Sheridan Simes


Classification and Description

• Ursurs Martimus • Marine mammals • Strong paws with claws for hunting • 770-1500 lbs.; 8½-11½ ft. tall


Biome • Alaska, Russia, Antarctica, Norway, Greenland and Canada • Arctic Circle/ Arctic Ocean • Does not migrate, nomads


Life Cycle • Two cubs, once a year • Seals, small whales • Looks for holes in ice • 25 years


Adaptations • Canine teeth • Swims 96 miles • 25 MPH • White coat is camouflage


Reasons for Endangered Status • • • •

Walrus; humans Global warming Glaciers melting 20,000-25,000 left worldwide


Conservation • 20,00025,000 • Limits on hunting • Donate money • Power points to teach


Resources • Kallen , Stuart. Polar Bears • Gilks, Hellen. Bears • Elman, Robert. Bears • Markle, Sandra. Polar Bears • Horton, Casey. Endangered Bears


Polar Bear