Some adaptations of polar bears are their white fur, which camouflages them against the white ice floes where they hunt, and wide forepaws, which act as paddles when they swim. Their feet have fur to allow them to gain p... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Polar Bears

Two adaptations of the polar bear are its white fur and its black skin. The fur, which is actually transparent, reflects sunlight and camouflages the bear as it makes its way along ice floes in the arctic. The bear's bla... More »

Polar bears protect themselves and their young with powerful forearms, sharp claws and strong jaws. Polar bears use their claws for hunting and gaining traction on the ice as well as for protection. More »

Female polar bears care for their young by feeding and protecting them from the time they are born until they are weaned at about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years of age. Males abandon females after mating and do not help to care fo... More »

Several adaptations have allowed polar bears to live in the Arctic, primarily their two thick layers of fur for insulation. With their thick fur, polar bears' metabolic rate and body temperature will not drop even when t... More »

Polar bears do not eat penguins because polar bears live in the Northern Hemisphere and penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere. Since the two species live in different parts of the world, they will never encounter each... More »

Churchill polar bears are polar bears that migrate through the city of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada. The polar bears remain around Churchill from October through November, waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze. The endan... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Polar Bears