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Ten polar bear facts. 1) Polar bears are found in the frozen wilds of the Arctic, in Canada, Alaska (US), Greenland, Russia and Norway. 2) These are seriously big bears, gang. Adult polar bears can measure over 2.5m long and weigh around 680kg.What is the history of polar bears?
Before 1973 Polar bears are an integral part of the Arctic ecosystem and the food web for Indigenous Peoples -- who have hunted polar bears sustainably for millennia. But, beginning in the 1700s, large-scale hunting by European, Russian and North American hunters and trappers took place, raising concerns about the future survival of polar bears.What is happening to the polar bear population?
As the sea ice continues to decline this may also push bears inland to human populated areas. The polar bear was the first mammal to be listed as Threatened due primarily to global warming.What is the scientific name of the polar bear?
Taxonomy: The scientific name for the polar bear is Ursus maritimus, which means ‘Sea Bear’ in Latin. Distribution and Population: Polar bears are found throughout the ice-covered waters of the Arctic region and prefer to remain out on the sea ice all year if possible. The sea ice provides a platform from which polar bears can hunt.