Polar bears are the biggest land-based carnivores in the world.
Polar bears are perfectly suited to their environment – from their furry, anti-slip feet to the tips of their small, heat-conserving ears. Their thick white coat and a layer of fat keep them warm and camouflaged in their harsh Arctic habitat. These are just some of the amazing facts contained within our new polar bear poster resources for youngsters eager to learn more about this amazing species.
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By helping to protect polar bears you’re helping to make sure the Arctic food chain stays healthy – for the benefit of wildlife and people in and beyond the Arctic.
The magnificent Polar bears depend on Arctic ice to hunt and raise their young. But the ice is shrinking. By helping to protect polar bears you’re helping to make sure the Arctic food chain stays healthy – for the benefit of wildlife and people in and beyond the Arctic. By 2050, polar bear numbers may decline by 30% due to the rapid loss of sea ice.
These impressive animals roam across vast areas – sometimes up to 600,000 sq km – to find food and mates. Climate change is currently the single greatest threat to polar bears. Their icy habitat – which they depend on to hunt and breed – is melting away.