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Fun facts about polar bears

    1. These white bears actually have black skin.

    2. Polars bears are classified under US law as marine mammals, same as dolphins and seals.

    3. While bears den up on land, they spend most of their life at sea.

    4. The longest recorded non-stop swim by a polar bear was over 400 miles. She took 22 days without stopping.

    5. Polar bears are the world’s largest land predator.

    This is controversial. Some Kodak grizzly bears grow to massive size, but as a species, polar bears are larger.

    6. Most polar bears have no fear or wariness towards humans.

    7. Polar bears have been known to lay in wait for days near a seal air hole waiting for one to appear.

    8. Ice Bear, Sea Bear, White Bear, are all other names for the polar bear.

    9. While polar bears spend roughly 50% of their life hunting, less than 2% of their hunts are successful.

    How do they get so big? Seals.

    10. Polar bears are virtually invisible to infrared.

    Their mass, blubber, and fur are near perfect insulators. Only their eyes and snouts radiate any measurable amount of heat.
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