The White Beauties

Polar Bears

Polar Bears

This awesome postcard of the most adorable polar bears in Alaska comes from Francis, who lives in Oregon. The scientific name of the polar bear is ursus maritimus, which literally means “maritime bear,” as they spend most of their lives in the ocean. These 2 cubs would have been born in December and would have stayed in their den until late March or early April. Unfortunately the population of these beautiful animals are in decline, as for years hunting was their biggest threat, there is now also an added threat: drowning, which is occurring as a result of climate change. Sad indeed. An adult boar could weigh anything between 350 and 700 kilograms, which is about double the size of the sow. These are truly wonderful and beautiful creatures!

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