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How big are polar bears?

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Polar bears can weigh an average of 900 to 1,600 pounds and can grow to be between 7.25 to 8 feet in length. Male polar bears are usually larger than their female counterparts.

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How big are polar bears?
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Polar bears are the largest of all carnivorous land animals, though they are fairly close in size to the Kodiak brown bears of Alaska. The polar bear has a longer body than that of the brown bear and its diet is much more carnivorous, consisting primarily of seals. The polar bear also spends a great deal of its life in the water, despite being a terrestrial mammal.

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