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Polar Bears: Ice Bear

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Polar bear documentary. Film makers provide a stunning insight into one of the most formidable predators on the planet as they capture breathtaking footage recorded over a 12 month period in the Canadian Arctic. The footage captured brings the viewer up close to the polar bear in it’s natural environment which is rare to see since it’s no easy task getting up close to such a dangerous animal.

 

The Polar bear has ruled these lands for millions of years and over that time has adapted to suit this brutally cold and hostile environment, in fact all polar bears live within the bounds of the Arctic, a region located at the most northerly portion of Earth. This includes the countries: Canada, Alaska (US),Greenland, Russia and Norway. 

 

To endure the cold the bear has extremely think fur which appears to be white but is actually transparent with black skin beneath to help soak up the precious sun. Below the skin polar bears have a large amount of fat or “blubber” which also helps protect them from the elements. There is no doubt that this mammal is one of the most amazing creatures on Earth

 

Polar Bear Facts:

  • Can measure over 2.5 meters in length
  • An adult will generally weigh around 680kg
  • can smell prey up to 16km away
  • Has been spotted swimming 100km away from land
  • Can easily swim at 10k/h for prolonged periods

 

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