Polar Bears

Polar Bear Facts

Taxonomy: The scientific name for the polar bear is Ursus maritimus, which means ‘Sea Bear’ in Latin. Distribution and Population: Polar bears are found throughout the ice-covered waters of the…

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Polar Bears and Dogs

Brian Ladoon of Churchill, MB, breeds sled dogs in the midst of polar bears. Each summer, the bears come ashore from Hudson Bay and wait for ice to re-form in…

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Myth: Polar bears are solar

For decades, scientists believed that polar bear hairs function as fiber-optic conductors. They believed the hairs collect ultra-violet light and direct it to the black skin where it is somehow…

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