Polar Bears are the largest species of bear with white, thick fur coats. They prefer cold climates and are found in countries that circle the arctic.
Polar bears are solitary creatures due to the high volume of food each bear needs to survive. They are also extremely territorial.
Unlike other bears, polar bears do not practice strict hibernation and have ben observed hunting all year round. Polar bears will preferably hunt seals. Because the seal blubber is so high in calories it helps build up fat reserves in the bear, which helps them maintain body temperate in such freezing cold climates.
Polar bears share a similar gestation period to humans but typically give birth to twins. Cubs are dependent on their mothers for milk and protection until around the age of two.
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