POLAR BEAR

Species: Ursus maritimus
Geographic Range: Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia
Size: up to 10 feet long, 660 to 1760 pounds
Lifespan: 15 to 25 years
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Como’s Polar Bears
Find them in Polar Bear Odyssey Map
Fun Facts
  • Polar bears are the world’s largest land predator and the largest of all bears.
  • Polar bears have been known to swim for 100 miles in a single stretch.
  • In the winter, polar bears develop a layer of fat that is up to 4 inches thick.
  • Polar bears can smell seals up to 20 miles away.