10 Facts about Polar Bears

Kimberly Barajas, contributor

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 Here are 10 facts about polar bears:

  • Polar bears are classified as marine mammals
  • They can swim constantly for days at a time
  • They can sniff out prey from up to 16 km away
  • The biggest threat to polar bears is climate change
  • Polar bears touch noses to ask to share food
  • Polar bears need  sea ice to survive
  • Polar bears can live up to 20-30 years
  • Female polar bears give birth to their cubs in snow dens
  • Seals make up most of a polar bear’s diet
  • They are intense predators that rarely fear humans, which can make them dangerous

Source: Google 

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