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 happening to the polar bear population?
As Arctic ice melts, polar bears are affected by increased shipping activities and a rise in opportunities for oil and gas development, that WWF is currently fighting against. In the Arctic, most industrial development has been on relatively small pieces of land.What is a polar bear?
The polar bear ( Ursus maritimus) is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear ( Ursus arctos middendorffi ).How old are polar bears in the Arctic?
For the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, polar bears have long played an important cultural and material role. Polar bear remains have been found at hunting sites dating to 2,500 to 3,000 years ago and 1,500-year-old cave paintings of polar bears have been found in the Chukchi Peninsula.