Fact File: The Polar Bear

Let’s take a trip to the Arctic to get to know the polar bear!

Believe it or not, this beloved animal is actually the largest bear species on Earth, weighing in at up to 800 kg! Though they might appear cuddly, polar bears hold a critical position in the food chain as apex predators.

Since they hold such an important role in their ecosystem, it is crucial that we work to protect our planet’s polar bears. They are currently at risk of harm from many threats- melting ice, pollution, and hunting, just to name a few. Most of these threats are related to global warming, which can be prevented. But in order to do so, we need your help! A great way to do your part is by adopting sustainable everyday practices, such as recycling and reducing waste.

Download the resource below to learn more about the polar bear! By developing an appreciation for this incredible animal, we hope to inspire a deeper connection and sense of responsibility to give back to our planet. We encourage you to also go further and use the research questions provided to outline other amazing animals!

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