How Big Do Polar Bears Get?

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The male polar bear measures 8 to 9 feet and weighs between 550 and 1320 pounds, while the female measures 6 to 7 feet and weighs between 200 and 700 pounds. Polar bears are the largest terrestrial carnivores, and the only other bear of similar size is the Kodiak bear.

Polar bears are found in the Arctic and considered marine animals, as much of their life is spent on the Arctic ice and in the coastal waters of the region. They have a thick layer of fur and a warming layer of fat that protects them from the extremely cold Arctic temperatures.