Polar Bear Facts:
From little things big things grow
Cubs weigh less than 1kg when born but a fully grown polar bear will weigh between 350-700 kg for a male and 150-250kg for a female.
While not fast at around 10kp/h, studies had shown they can swim all day (even longer). The longest swim recorded is currently 10 consecutive days at a distance of 354km.
Though mainly carnivorous, polar bears will also eat plant material such as berries, roots and kelp.
The Great Polar Bear AGM
Polar Bears tend to be solitary however they will congregate when waiting for the bays to freeze in order to head out on the ice to hunt. Younger male Polar Bears can be seen together during the summer months, practicing their sparring skills with one another. This behaviour is in preparation for when they are older and need to fight other bears for mating and feeding rights.
Delayed egg development
Female Polar Bears have a delayed implantation after mating. This means that while they may have a fertilised egg in their womb, it does not implant and start to grow for several months, ensuring the cubs are born at the right time of year. This also allows the female time to gain the necessary weight before denning to give birth.