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What are the special features of a polar bear?
Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
- comparatively slim body with long neck.
- narrow head with small eyes and outer ears.
- paddle-like paws with webbed toes.
- short tail (7 to 13 centimetres)
- five short, non-retractable claws.
- body covered with hair, with the exception of the lips, thenose and part of the soles of the feet.
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Also question is, what is unique about a polar bear?
Polar bears have black skin and although theirfur appears white, it is actually transparent. It is the largestcarnivore (meat eater) that lives on land. Polar bears usesea ice as a platform to hunt seals.
Furthermore, how does a polar bear protect itself? Fur even grows on the bottom of their paws, whichprotects against cold surfaces and provides a good grip onice. But under their fur, polar bears have blackskin—the better to soak in the sun's warming rays. Hunting.These powerful predators typically prey on seals.
In this way, what is the adaptation of polar bear?
Polar bears live in the Arctic where theair and water temperatures are very cold. They have specialadaptations, or features that help them live in thathabitat, like webbed feet, a layer of fat, fur that helps themblend in and dry off, and black skin to absorb the sun'sheat.
Are polar bears dangerous?
Satiated polar bears rarely attack humans unlessseverely provoked. However, due to their lack of prior humaninteraction, hungry polar bears are extremely unpredictable,fearless towards people and are known to kill and sometimes eathumans.