Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Recently Scott Sporleder took part in the adventures of polar bears in the tundra in Canada. The photos below were to do it on this trip.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Staying warm

Only the nose and eyes radiate heat so they cover their legs when they sleep.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Hibernation

Polar bears enter a state of hibernation, when their metabolism slows down. Only pregnant polar bears go into the den, give birth and go out after three months.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

The left-hander?

Long lived myth that all polar bears are left-handed. Scientists have not yet removed the matter, and it seems that this will be one of those questions about polar bears, which we will never answer. They use both legs to dig, and both legs to grasp prey. They do not use part of the right-hand or left-handed, like humans.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Size

Adult males reach a weight of 250 to 770 kg and a height of 2 5 to 3 meters from the nose to the tail. Adult females weigh from 90 to 300 kg and reach a height of 1, 8-2, 5 meters.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Sea bears

Scientists call the polar bears Ursus Maritimus, which means sea bears.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Swimmers

Polar bears swim, using his big front paws to move through the water, and the hind legs to run.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Pads

Pads with a rough surface to help the polar bears do not slip on the ice.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Predators

People are the only predators of polar bears.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Overheating

Polar bears have a tendency to overheat more than hypothermia.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

The white fur?

Although the fur of polar bears look white, in fact it is colorless, and is a hollow tube, which scatter light and produce white.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Speed ​​

White bears can reach a speed of 40 km / h on land and about 10 km / h in water

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

metabolism

Adult bears usually eat one seal in 6-7 days.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Marine mammals

Polar bears give birth to their young on land, but then spend most of their time in the water. Most people believe that they are mainly terrestrial animals, but it is not. Due to the fact that they spend so much time in the water, they are classified as marine mammals.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Jaws

Polar bears 42 teeth

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Smell

Polar bears excellent sense of smell, they can detect a seal at a distance of 1, 6 km

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Young

At birth, the young all 30-35 cm in length and weigh about a pound.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

extraction

Ringed seals are the most preferred prey, but in winter, they eat whatever they can catch. In the summer they eat leaves, berries and seaweed.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Excellent insulation

Polar bears are designed for the cold. Their fur hairs are hollow, so provide excellent insulation, retaining most of the body heat.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Polar Bears disappear?

This adaptation to cold can cause the disappearance of polar bears in the case of global warming. Earth is warming due to greenhouse gases generated by man, the ice began to melt, putting the polar bear's existence in jeopardy.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Loneliness

Polar bears - solitary animals, except for the time when they are ready to mate.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

The ability to fast

They are able to fast for several months during the cold season, when food is scarce. This is a natural ability that they use for survival.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

The largest predator on earth

Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world. They share their first place with Kodiak bear.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Ineffective hunters

Less than 2% of the polar bear hunts are successful - in spite of their reputation as fearsome hunters (they are the most carnivorous of the bears family), they spend a lot of energy in the process. And all this time and energy spent on the search for food is increasing with time, as the Arctic sea ice disappears, and it became more difficult to search for prey (mainly seals).

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Fully fur

All polar bear's body is covered with fur, even the lower parts of the clutches

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

The average age of

The average age of polar bears in the wild is 17 years old

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

where there are polar bears

Polar bears can be found in the United States, Canada, Russia, Greenland and the Arctic islands of Norway

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Good hygiene

Polar bears contain himself clean - probably hygiene helps to maintain the insulating properties of their fur. After the meal, they usually wash, swimming or riding in the snow. They are also lying in the snow to cool.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Fast dry

Fur polar bear fat and water-repellent, allowing them to dry after bathing.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

View an endangered

There are 19 different types of polar bears, which were identified and classified by scientists. Right now, 5 of these species are classified as vulnerable due to the reduction of their total number.

Facts about polar bears, that everyone should know

Roots

Polar bears evolved from brown bears more than 38 million years ago.

Large home

Semiaquatic polar bear was previously considered nomadic animals, but then it was proved that he just has a great habitat - up to 185 square kilometers.