Polar bears are immediately recognisable because of their
distinctive white colour of fur. They have a longer head and
neck than all the other bears but have quite small ears. They
have very big front paws, which are great for swimming. Their
feet have special skin underneath which helps them walk on ice
Polar bears are the world’s biggest carnivore. The adult
males can grow to more than 800 kilograms. Wow, that’s big!
Females are about half the size of the males and are 190 to 200
centimetres long. The males are about 250 centimetres long. Cubs
weigh 600 to 700 grams when they are born
Polar bears live on the ice that floats on the sea in the
Arctic Circle, although they can be found quite far south in
Polar bears usually give birth to two cubs (twins) in winter.
The babies stay with their mum for two and a half years. They
normally only give birth every three years
Polar bears like to eat seals, although in the summer time,
some berries and grass. They are the most carnivorous of all the
|There used to be a polar bear at Belfast Zoo,
but it was unhappy so they sent it to another zoo,
where they thought it would have a better life.
I have a nice snozzel?
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