27 Feb '15, 4pm

Happy International Polar Bear Day! Learn more about the Arctic's iconic bear:

Polar Bears are aggressive predators, known for taking a variety of prey. They spend most of the year associated with Arctic sea ice, where they hunt Ringed Seal and Bearded Seal pups. Polar Bears have an excellent sense of smell and can locate pups even when they are buried in snow dens. Polar Bears can easily use their size and strength to break open dens and feed on the helpless pups. Adult males have also been known to eat large aquatic animals, like Beluga Whales , that they attack from the ice and pull onto the ice surface. When on land (as opposed to surface ice), Polar Bears scavenge for dead animal matter. This species has no natural predator. It is one of the few species that is even considered to be higher on the food web than humans. Courtship and mating take place on the ice surface, but birth generally takes place on land. Females give birth to (typically) tw...

Full article: http://oceana.org/marine-life/marine-mammals/polar-bear

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