Let’s learn some fun facts about polar bears for kids! Ready for an adventure in the Arctic sea? Today we are learning about one of the most popular marine mammals, with these fun polar bear facts printable pages that double as polar bear coloring pages. Grab your crayons or coloring pencils and download our facts about polar bear printables that work great at home or in the classroom.
Free printable polar bear for Kids
These polar bear facts printable sheets are a great way to learn about the largest land carnivore. For example, did you know that their scientific name is Ursus maritimus? And that polar bears are excellent swimmers? Or that male polar bears do not hibernate, and only pregnant females do? Female polar bears create a maternity den under the snow to give birth to their cubs.
There is so much information to learn about polar bears!
10 interesting facts about polar bears
- Polar bears are marine mammals found on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean.
- Adult polar bears can measure over 2.5m long and weigh around 680kg.
- They are the largest living carnivores on Earth.
- Polar bears have a layer of fat called blubber that protects their bodies from the frosty air and near-freezing water.
- Polar bears can swim for days at speeds of up to 6mph.
- Polar bears have black skin under their coat to help them soak up the sun’s rays.
- At birth, polar bear cubs are only around 11in long and weigh 1.10lbs – the same as a guinea pig.
- Female polar bears give birth in snow dens to protect cubs from harsh environments.
- Worldwide, the natural polar bear population is between 20,000 and 25,000 animals.
- Polar bears have no natural predators. The biggest threat to polar bears is climate change, but the oil and gas industry is also a potential risk as they destroy their habitat for oil exploration work.
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This polar bear facts sheet set is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
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What was your favorite polar bear fact? Mine was #4!