Polar Bear Pictures


























polar bear pictures The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a bear native largely within the carnivores around the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses Arctic Circle. It is the largest bear in the world, with the omnivorous Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), which is about the same size.polar bear pictures [3] A wild boar (adult male) weighs around 350-700 kg (770-1,500 lb), [4], while the sow (adult female) is about half that size.polar bear pictures Although it is closely related to the brown bear,polar bear pictures it has evolved to occupy a narrow ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice, and open water and for hunting the seals which make up most of its diet. [5] Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time at sea Their scientific name means "maritime bear", and derives from this fact. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present.polar bear pictures
The polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species, with eight sub-populations of nineteen polar bear decline.polar bear pictures [6] For decades, large scale hunting raised international concern for the future of the species but populations rebounded after controls and quotas began to take effect. [citation needed] For thousands of years, the polar bear has been a key figure in the material, spiritual and cultural life of Arctic indigenous peoples, and polar bears remains important in their cultures.polar bear pictures

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