Polar Bear

These circumpolar bears are the largest living carnivores. They are called marine mammals because they spend the majority of their time at sea on floating ice.


Additional information

Common Name

Polar Bear


Polar bears typically stalk their seal prey by waiting near their breathing holes in the ice. Another unique hunting strategy they employ is to break into seal dens from above.

Scientific Name

Ursus maritimus


Their preferred habitat is the pack ice in the Artic Ocean. During summer they remain along coastlines.


To 8.5 ft. (2.6 m)