Wednesday, February 27th is International Polar Bear day, opens a new window, a time for us all to consider polar bears and the struggles they encounter as the Arctic continues to warm up. A polar bear faces great danger when ice caps start to melt. Experts have offered many suggestions, opens a new window of ways an average person can make small changes to help the environment.
Polar Bear Facts
It's worth checking out the Polar Bears International Page, opens a new window to learn all about this fragile animal. A few facts:
- There are about 26,000 polar bears living in the wild right now.
- Cubs stay with their mothers for 2.5 to 3 years.
- Polar bears touch noses to ask to share food.
- A polar bear can eat 100 pounds of seal blubber in one sitting.
- They are known by many other names including sea bear, ice bear, Lord of the Arctic, white sea deer, and old man in the fur cloak.
Books About Polar Bears
Polar bears are popular picture book protagonists. Chill and check out this awesome array of books!
Do you have a favorite polar bear story or book? Let us know in the comments!