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What is the polar bear's ecological niche?

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The polar bear's ecological niche is that of a specialized predator of seals. Polar bears are the most carnivorous (meat eaters) of all the bear species, and their diet mainly consists of ringed seals and larger bearded seals.

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What is the polar bear's ecological niche?
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When there are many seals around, adult polar bears will mostly eat the blubber (fat) and skin of the seals, which provides a good source of energy. Younger bears will consume the red meat as the protein helps them to grow. An essential part of the ecological habitat of polar bears is ice; they use sea ice platforms for hunting and living.

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