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Polar Bear lets go swimming

By StevenBest  
The polar bear is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear. A boar weighs around 350700 kg, while a sow 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

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
18 Sep 2017 1:28PM
Fabulous moment 😀

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18 Sep 2017 1:35PM
Thank you for your comment it is very kind of you
patri 16 3 Italy
18 Sep 2017 3:33PM
Perfect timing, it looks like it's enjoying itself a lot, beautiful photo.
Patrizia

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