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po·lar bear

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ice bear, polar bear, Ursus Maritimus, Thalarctos maritimusnoun

    white bear of Arctic regions

Wiktionary

  1. polar bearnoun

    A very large bear found in the Arctic Circle, white in appearance and very furry.

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  1. Polar bear

    The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is the largest extant bear species, as well as the largest extant land carnivore. A boar (adult male) weighs around 350–700 kg (770–1,540 lb), while a sow (adult female) is about half that size. Although it is the sister species of the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice and open water, and for hunting seals, which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time on the sea ice. Their scientific name means "maritime bear" and derives from this fact. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present. Because of their dependence on the sea ice, polar bears are classified as marine mammals.Because of expected habitat loss caused by climate change, the polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species. For decades, large-scale hunting raised international concern for the future of the species, but populations rebounded after controls and quotas began to take effect. For thousands of years, the polar bear has been a key figure in the material, spiritual, and cultural life of circumpolar peoples, and polar bears remain important in their cultures. Historically, the polar bear has also been known as the "white bear". It is sometimes referred to as the "nanook", based on the Inuit term nanuq.

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  1. polar bear

    A polar bear is a large species of bear native to the Arctic regions of the world. They are characterized by their white fur, which serves as camouflage in their environment and helps to keep them warm. Polar bears are carnivorous and their primary prey are seals. They are excellent swimmers and can swim long distances in search of food. Despite their size and strength, polar bears are classified as a vulnerable species, primarily due to the loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change.

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  1. Polar bear

    The polar bear is a carnivorous bear native largely within the Arctic Circle encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is the world's largest bear, together with the omnivorous Kodiak bear, which is approximately the same size. A boar weighs around 350–700 kg, while a sow is about half that size. Although it is closely related to the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice, and open water, and for hunting the seals which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend most of their time at sea. Their scientific name means "maritime bear", and derives from this fact. Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present. The polar bear is classified as a vulnerable species, with eight of the nineteen polar bear subpopulations in decline. For decades, large scale hunting raised international concern for the future of the species but populations rebounded after controls and quotas began to take effect. For thousands of years, the polar bear has been a key figure in the material, spiritual, and cultural life of Arctic indigenous peoples, and polar bears remain important in their cultures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polar bear in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polar bear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of polar bear in a Sentence

  1. Steven Amstrup:

    Despite uncertainties about how this bear got into this starvingcondition, we can be absolutely certainif we allow the world to continue to warm, there will be ever greater numbers of such events as survival rates decline over more and more of the polar bear range, andwe can be certainthat, without halting greenhouse gas rise, the world’s polar bears gradually will disappear.

  2. Ceiridwen Edwards:

    Instead, after (incorrectly) establishing a direct link to a 40,000-year-old polar bear sequence, they then used this misinformation in the publicity for the paper.

  3. Rich Manterfield:

    If you see a polar bear, fire one at it.

  4. Leigh Henry:

    The threat is still the gillnet, but Leigh Henry’re now dealing with a whole new industry, instead of legal shrimp fishers, we’re now dealing with transnational organized crime and people working on the black market. In the last few years, the Mexican government has stepped up its efforts to curtail poaching in the Gulf of California – the body of water that separates the Baja Peninsula from the rest of Mexico – adding in June two small boats, a number of vehicles and 135 sailors to an enforcement force deployed in 2015 under the Upper Gulf of California Integrated Protection Program. The new support joined the 13 ships, five vehicles, a helicopter-carrying ship and a plane already deployed to combat illegal fishing in the region. The U.S., which is seen as the main transshipment country for the totoaba’s bladders, has also joined in the fight against traffickers. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,328 pounds of totoaba fish bladders that were in route to Hong Kong. While conservationists agree that the main battle to save the totoaba and vaquita is in Mexican water, they acknowledge that the demand for the bladders in China is the reason for the illegal trade and argued that officials in Beijing and Hong Kong need to crack down on the underground fish trade. ' WORLD'S SADDEST POLAR BEAR' MOVED AFTER OUTPOURING OF OUTRAGE TOWARDS CHINESE MALL The problem, experts argue, is that wildlife trafficking is so pervasive in the world’s most populous nation that authorities are stretched thin and forced to give priority to larger cases.

  5. Viktor Nikiforov:

    People living in the Arctic must be prepared to face with a polar bear, however, the station staff have no weapons.


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