Polar Bear Facts
A polar bear's paw can measure up to 12 inches across. These
large paws help distribute the their weight when treading on thin ice.
Polar bears will crawl on their bellies to keep from breaking through
thin ice. One of the enduring myths among native hunters about
polar bears is that a hunting bear will cover its black nose while
lying in wait for a seal. Scientists have spent thousands of
hours watching polar bears hunt and no one has ever seen one hide its
Polar bears are just as smart as apes and know few boundaries. They
travel across ice from Russia to Alaska, and from Canada to Greenland.
It is estimated that their population is between 22,000 and 27,000 of
which 15,000 are in Canada. Hibernation in the true sense of the
word does not apply to polar bears. To learn more about polar
bears, visit the following sites.
Another little known fact is that healthy
Polar Bears have no natural enemies. An old or weakened Polar
Bear can be overtaken by other carnivores, but healthy bears roam free
with no external threat to them - with one possible exception... humans.
Polar Bear Links
If you want to see a dog that looks like a polar bear,
look at this
Pyrenees/Polar Bear looking pooch. Oh and yes, she happens to be