Welcome, everyone. Today we're learning about one of the world's most wonderful animals – polar bears!
Polar bears are the largest land carnivore on the planet, and one of the most iconic creatures of the Arctic. They live in some of the world’s harshest weather conditions and face many challenges every day in order to survive. Let’s learn more about them!
One of the first things you may have noticed about polar bears is their size. Male polar bears can weigh as much as a medium-sized car – up to 1,000 kg – and can measure 3 metres in length. The thick layers of fur and fat help them stay warm and insulated from the extreme cold.
Polar bears are also amazing swimmers, and are able to move faster than a human in the water. In fact, some polar bears have been known to swim for more than 30 kilometres in a single day!
Polar Bears diet consists mainly of seals. They wait patiently by air-holes for a seal to surface in order to catch their meal. They can also scavenge food from the shoreline, or hunt fish with their sharp claws.
In conclusion, polar bears are truly special animals. Despite their size and strength, they live in one of the harshest environments on Earth and face many challenges in order to survive. They are powerful swimmers, have thick layers of fur to keep warm, and have a unique, carnivorous diet.