Polar Bear
  • Also known as the white bear, northern bear, sea bear, and ice bear
  • Species of bear native to the Arctic
  • Blubber and fur insulates it against the cold
  • Translucent fur camouflages it from its prey
  • Fur is commonly mistaken as white or cream-colored due to the way light refracts within each hair
  • Short tail and small ears help reduce heat loss
  • Semi-aquatic with a streamlined body for swimming
  • Global warming could have a serious effect on the lives of these bears