Polar Bear Fun Facts:
- The polar bear’s scientific name is ursus maritimus which translates to marine bear.
- Polar bears are the largest member of the bear family.
- Polar bears spend the vast majority of their lives on ice, especially when hunting.
- Their primary food source is ringed seal.
- Polar bears have adapted to arctic life with black skin to absorb warmth and small suction cups on their feet for traction on slippery ice.
Source: All information from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of the Interior).