Where do Polar Bears live?

Where do Polar Bears live?

So you’ve seen them in movies and winter clothing wear advertisements but still want to know where polar bears actually live?!

While it seems logical that they would live in any cold environment polar bears actually only really live in the Arctic (or near the “North Pole”).  They inhabit several countries, but the majority of their population can be found in the northern areas of Canada and they generally require both land and Ice (on a body of water) to survive and hunt.  There are several other bear species that can survive further down into Canada’s more populated land and are often seen up in “cottage country”, but not every bear is the great “polar bear”.

The classic polar bear and penguin scene

It isn’t uncommon to see polar bears and penguins in the same movie but they don’t actually tend to cross paths as the Arctic and Antarctic, or North and South Pole, are geographically no where near each other!

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3 Responses

  1. Lynn says:

    Learning about where polar bears live was very interesting. I knew they lived somewhere cold, but I also thought they lived where penguins live. Or at the North Pole. It’s probably a good thing they don’t live in the same area, otherwise, the polar bears might hunt the penguins. Though someday they will get along.

  2. Chas says:

    I would think the white fur on the polar bare would be more adaptable to cold areas with snow, keeping them camouflaged better. It is interesting that penguins are found at the south pole only. I wonder why?
    I have seen reports of the polar bears roaming around the outskirts of towns up north. That is scary because of the massive size of the animal. I read where the diameter of their paw measures up to 3 feet! That’s huge!
    Climate change is also changing their habitat, making it harder to find food.

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