Polar bear: the most fearsome predator in the Arctic Circle

As I had mentioned in my article dedicated to the month of February, of my column monthly Almanac column. this month there is another important day dedicated to our animal friends: February 27 is World Polar Bear Day!

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Polar bears depend on ice to hunt and raise cubs. Due to the climate crisis the ice, therefore, is disappearing for polar bears to survive is increasingly difficult 🙁

Now I will tell you some interesting facts about this huge creature that lives in the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean.

He is commonly called a white bear But its scientific name is Ursus maritimus.

His fur is not white; looks can be deceiving. The hairs look white but are actually transparent. Each hair, being colorless, reflects sunlight making them look white.

In summer, its fur takes on a yellowish color, its skin, which is under the fur, is also completely black and serves to absorb the sun's rays, which warm it.

Its paws are also covered with the fur., so as to thermally insulate them, are especially wide to prevent it from sinking into the snow, and webbed; infatti, è un abile e veloce nuotatore: It can reach the maximum speed of 7 km per hour and can swim for 9 uninterrupted days.

For much of the day, polar bears are inactive and rest on the ice; the rest of the time they spend on travel (by land or water) and hunting.

Their diet consists of. mainly of ringed and bearded seals, animals that have large amounts of fat, which is necessary for their survival.

rima to say goodbye, I leave you with two videos about the Polar bear and a few more photos I found of this majestic Ice King.

Ciao, see you soon!