Polar bears are so big that they can look elephants in the eye standing up. Being the largest bears on earth they can survive extremely cold weather and freezing cold water. Polar bears nicknames are the sea bears, since they are very good swimmers. Polar bears do many things that are cool and are very smart Even the largest bears can be smart. Male polar bears stand 10ft tall and weigh a colossal pounds.
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Study reveals high metabolic rates, meaning polar bears need a lot of fat-rich prey, but more than half of those studied were running an energy deficit. By Tim Stephens. This short clip is representative of a large amount of video footage of an adult female polar bear equipped with a point-of-view camera used by scientists to study polar bear behavior and feeding rates. High-tech collars worn by solitary adult female polar bears for 8 to 12 days enabled researchers to understand the movements, behaviors, and foraging success of the bears on the sea ice. Polar bears are primarily "sit and wait" hunters, like this bear at a seal hole on the sea ice of the southern Beaufort Sea.
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Polar Bears Ursus maritimus are often among the animals exhibited at zoos. However, visitors of polar bear exhibits often observe the polar bears performing repetitive, and seemingly pointless, behaviors instead of the natural behaviors that are witnessed in non-captive polar bears, such as hunting and resting. In captivity, polar bears often engage in stereotypic behaviors such as pacing and rocking for reasons that have yet to be determined by scientists.