Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Fun Facts - Polar Bears

This week's Friday Fun Facts is inspired by our recent visit to the Singapore Zoo. 

It is the first zoo trip we have made where the girls were really old enough to enjoy it and pick out familiar animals from books.

One of their favorite animals and displays was the new frozen tundra where they watched a polar bear show and frolicked in a real Igloo!

So this week we want to explore the interesting and fun fact filled world of the polar bear!
  • So a polar bear is white right? Actually no they appear white but have translucent skin that when light is reflected off it gives the appearance of white.
  • And that so called transparent coat is kept meticulously clean with 15-20 minutes post meals a polar bear will clean itself.
  • A male polar bear weighs between 775 to 1200 pounds (351 to 544kg)
  • A female polar bear weighs between 330 to 650 pounds (50 to 295kg)
  • The polar bear has no natural prey only humans.
  • Polar bears are found in Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Norway's Svalbard archipelago.
  • Polar Bears are determined they are only successful in 2% of their hunting efforts
We hope you learnt something new like we did through this week's fun facts and we wish you all a lovely weekend.

Happy Play Times :-)

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