Over the years we have had many different types of animals, that have been imported into New Zealand such as Polar Bears from Britain and Ireland. These creatures look similar to other bears but instead of living in the forest where it’s warm and sunny, Polar bears prefer to live in cold habitats. Best of all their favorite food also lives in these cold places. Did you know scientist discovered that 50 years ago there was over 20,000 - 25,000 Polar bears living in Arctic?
Firstly to understand what is the difference between a normal bear and a polar bear you need to know about a polar bear’s diet and hunting habits. Polar bears enjoy being mainly an carnivores diet but can be known to eat plants on occasion when food is scarce. Being an omnivore it mostly eats seals and beluga whales. Finding food in the Arctic can be difficult, so the polar bears camouflages on the ice platforms and when it spots its prey, using perfect timing, it dives in and use it’s incredible sharp claws to grab the seal.
While being smart from hiding from the polar bear predators.
Polar bear love eating baby seal but they also have to be careful if the normal seal bite the polar bear hand polar bear will die by the bite so they must be very careful. Although they are smart to lay on the ice since seals are very dangerous. Polar bear are very smart, they like to eat baby seal and the seals like to eat polar bear’s cubs! It is like two types of species getting revenge on each other.
Usually the re-produce for polar bears starts around March to June, female polar bears start breeding somewhere around April and May. Male polar bear track of female polar bear route sometimes male polar bear travel 100km to find their mate. Polar bear produce 1-4 cubs at a time if lucky then maybe they might have 5-7 but that is very unlikely. When cubs are born they like to hide under the polar bear legs of lays on their back and ride like a horse!
Overall Polar bears are more unique as you think that are.
They may just be polar bear but they are different to other bear. Now you know what a polar bear is. Go and re-search and check out what is a brown bear different to other bears! You may never know what brown bear can be like?