Polar Bear is the sister species of the regular brown bear.
Polar bears dont really hibernate. Only pregnant female bears enter a den for months at a time before birthing .
But even during this phase, the bear may lower her metabolism, heart rate and breathing rate a bit but never to the point of true
These are seriously big bears, gang. Adult polar bears can measure over 2.5m long and weigh around 680kg. Their huge size and weight
make them the largest living carnivores (meat eaters) on Earth!
Despite their size and bulk, polar bears are excellent swimmers, and have been spotted in waters over 100km offshore. They can
comfortably swim at around 10km/h using their slightly webbed, 30cm wide paws like paddles in the water.
The polar family emerge from the den four to five months later. The cubs will stay with their mother for about two years, during
which time they learn the skills needed to survive in the Arctic.
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