These large white bears occupy a special place in the indigenous cultures of the Arctic regions, but polar bears also hold a special place in the hearts and minds of people all around the world.
Polar bears have evolved a set of special traits for hunting and surviving in the cold northernmost regions of Earth. And here are 10 more interesting facts about polar bears.
The brown bear and the polar bear descended from a common ancestor. However, the polar bear evolved to live in the Arctic regions of the Earth.
It’s speculated that these hairs are an important part of the mating process and are used to attract female polar bears.
This hair can be up to six inches, or 15 centimeters, thick.
These long swims may not be normal and may in fact be a result of the loss of polar ice, an important part of the polar bear’s habitat, through climate change.