Species: Polar bear
Scientific name: Ursus maritimus
Conservation Status: Vulnerable, Endangered
Polar bears have a thick layer of body fat and a water-repellant coat that insulates them from the cold air and water. Considered talented swimmers, they can sustain a pace of six miles per hour by paddling with their front paws and holding their hind legs flat like a rudder. Because of ongoing and potential loss of their sea ice habitat resulting from climate change, polar bears were listed as a threatened species in the US under the Endangered Species Act in May 2008. WEIGHT: 800–1,300 pounds LENGTH: 6–9 feet HABITATS: Arctic sea ice. Mass: 450 kg (Beaufort Sea population, Male, Mature) Height: 1.3 m (Adult, At Shoulder, Male) Speed: 10 km/h (Adult, Swimming) Length: 2.4 – 3 m (Adult, Male) Tail length: 7 – 13 cm (Adult).
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