12 Creatures of Christmas: Day 10 – Polar Bear

The 12 Creatures of Christmas: Featuring some amazing and unique animals with a special holiday theme.

Polar Bears are the largest land carnivore alive today. They are often considered marine mammals because of their dependence on arctic sea ice and their excellent swimming ability. A Polar Bear’s claws are two inches long and their massive paws measure nearly 12 inches across.

Polar Bear

Perhaps one of the most iconic animals of the Arctic, it is the largest of its species and the largest carnivore on land. Females weigh between 300 – 550 lbs. (120 – 250kg) and can be up to 8 feet (2.4m) tall when standing, while males can weigh as much as 1500 lbs. (680kg) and stand up to 10 feet (3m) tall. This powerful predator is the Polar Bear. (see image…)