How Big Do Polar Bears Get?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 5:58:03 PM ET
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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.

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