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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Polar Bears Polar bears are marine mammals , and spend much of their time on Arctic Sea ice. Many adaptation make polar bears uniquely suited to life in icy habitats.Their fur is thicker than any other bears'and covers even their feet for warmthand traction on the ice.60-80% of polar bearslive in Canada. Habitiat Polar bears are highly independent on older stable pack ice in the region,where they spend much of their timeon the ice hunting, mating and denning.They are generally solitary as adults, except during breeding ans cub rearing.Polar bears walk at about five to six kilometers per hour. Females with small cubs slow their speed to twoand a half to four kilometers per hour. Behavior Polar bears feed mainly on ringed and bearded seals. Depending uponlocation, they also harp and hoodedseals and scavenge on carcasses of beluga whales, walruses, narwhals,and bowhead whales. On occasion,polar bears kill beluga whales and young walruses. In 1999, 13 bears harvested beluga whales trappedin a savsatt near Canada's Ellesmere Island. Food Polar bears are large white arctic bearsthat live mainly on a pack of ice. Its a powerful swimmer and feeds on seals.Polar bears are important because theyhelp us gain an understanding of what is happening throughout the arctic, as a polar bear at risk may signal somethingis wrong elsewhere in the arctic marineecosystem.
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