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. These impressive animals roam across vast areas – sometimes up to 600,000 sq km – to find food and mates. To coincide with International Polar Bear Day, we’d like to invite you to get to know more about this magnificent animal. We’ve got some fantastic free resources for you to enjoy along the way; including fact sheets, craft activities and a free downloadable polar bear poster!

3 ways to show your support…

1. Learn & Explore

Download our Polar Bear Explore Poster & Fact Sheet

Explore is our dedicated species poster series for young people. This edition looks at polar bears and includes some fascinating facts about this species, where they live, the threats they face and what you can do to help safeguard their future. You can also download our polar bear fact sheet to learn more about these magnificent creatures.

2. Get creative

Make a recycled polar bear lantern!

This International Polar Bear Day, why not show how much you care for polar bears by making a recycled polar bear lantern using a variety of recycled materials?

3. Take action

Become a WWF #GreenAmbassador

Green Ambassadors is our flagship young persons programme that enables children (ages 5 – 16) to learn more about the natural world, explore and share their love for it, and feel inspired to safeguard it. We do this by providing a range of FREE interactive and educational resources to both schools and youth groups.

Have you ordered your Polar Bear badge?

You can also show your support this International Polar Bear Day by ordering your very own Polar Bear Explore badge. You can sew your badge onto a number of items, including blankets, pencil cases and bags.


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.