Large Male Polar Bear Resting
Polar bear, Ursus maritimus, which means “sea bear”. Male Polar Bear resting on the tundra. This bear has not had anything to eat for about 8 months. He is waiting for the ice to freeze on Hudson Bay so that he can hunt for Harp Seals during the Arctic winter. Adult male polar bears weigh from 775 to more than 1,500 pounds, 350 to more than 680 kilos. Polar Bears are endangered due to global warming. It is estimated that the Churchill population will be unviable in 30 years, and it is the largest single Polar bear population in the world. Polar Bears are to Global Warming/Climate Change what canaries were to mining.