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Most of a polar bear's life is spent
sheltered in burrows to keep from freezing.
hunting for food.
playing with other polar bears.
Are polar bears good swimmers?
Yes—they can swim 60 miles without resting.
Yes—but only when it comes to floating and dog paddling.
No—the Arctic water is too cold for them.
What color is a polar bear's skin?
What is a polar bear's favorite food?
After migrating hundreds of miles, where do polar bears usually end up?
Back where they learned to hunt as cubs.
At a campground in Juneau.
What color is a polar bear's hair?
It has no color at all.
Why are a polar bear's ears so small?
Big ears that stick out would freeze.
Small ears help them hide.
Their ears are just for looks—polar bears can't hear.
How big is a polar bear's paw?
About the size of your foot.
The size of a widescreen TV.
Longer than your arm from elbow to fingertips.
What is blubber?
A kind of bubble gum.
It is another name for skin.
A rubbery layer of fat.
What does a polar bear usually use its strong jaws and teeth for?
To kill its prey.
To drag its prey out of the water.
To frighten off intruders.
At birth, a polar bear is small enough
to hold in your hands.
to fit in your palm.
to sit on your fingertip.
When polar bears meet, they greet each other by
Where is a popular place for scientists to observe polar bears?
At the dumps of arctic villages and towns.
In the forests of southern Canada.
From hidden places inside glaciers.
Standing on its rear legs, a polar bear is tall enough
to look into second story windows.
to reach the ceiling in a movie theater.
to look an elephant in the eye.
How is a polar bear's hair different from yours?
Polar bear hairs are hollow tubes.
Polar bear hairs are stiff and unbendable.
Polar bear hairs are much more brittle than yours.
Polar bear cubs remain with their mothers
about 3 weeks.
about 3 months.
about 3 years.
A 2-month old polar bear cub weighs about as much as
a newborn human.
a loaf of bread.
a bowling ball.
Are polar bears endangered?
No—there have always been plenty of polar bears.
No—but they used to be.
Yes—they are in serious trouble.
Adult polar bears live
in herds of 20 or more.
in small groups of 4 to 6.
Some people say a polar bear can smell a seal
from more than 3 miles away.
even when the wind is blowing away from the bear.
even when the seal is underwater.
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