Polar bears fight for survival as sea ice melts video humanbear conflict strategies are really coming into play in churchill, cator said. Frizzle and her class are off to the arctic to discover the different animals that live there, and other fascinating facts about this polar area. Where the doomed, beloved polar bear is still a dangerous. They can be up to 250cm long and 160cm tall and weigh up to 600kg.
Bears ursus species are large, fourlegged mammals that have a unique status in pop culture. In fact, polar bears fibers have no color and each fiber has a spiral cavity filled with air. Learn why polar bears are endangered, where they live, how many there are, and what people are doing to save them. Environment polar bears in peril national park service. Facts about polar bears, habitat, feeding, anatomy, communication, reproduction, predators, social structure, polar bears and humans and polar bear conservation. Their front feet are large, flat and oarlike and they have long necks and narrow skulls that give them a streamlined shape. But, we know that both environmentalists and their opponents hype the dangers to a point of untruth in order to press home their message.
The book outlines 18 such polar bearrelated statements and shows which ones are facts and which ones are myths. Polar bear photos, facts, and map national geographic kids. Conservation status in russia according to the red book of russia. Polar bears in danger arctic animals, arctic fox, reading counts, polar bears live. Its certainly a fact that in medieval europe they were kept in royal. They circle around each other for a while, grunting. Laws have been passed in many areas of the world to protect bears from hunters and the destruction of their habitat.
Polar bear books and climate change for children one only. There are some very interesting things to learn about the communication and social behavior of the polar bear. As of 2008, polar bears are listed as threatened on the u. The polar bear, climate changes poster child, ignites. Polar bears are some of the most majestic, beautiful, and dangerous creatures on earth. The rapidly changing climate threatens our own future. The scientific name for the polar bear is ursus maritimus, or marine bear. Polar bears often rest silently at a seals breathing hole in the ice, waiting for a seal in the water to surface. The polar bear is the largest and most carnivorous of all bears. The polar bear ursus maritimus is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the arctic circle, encompassing the arctic ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. Polar bear, great white northern bear found throughout the arctic region. As they come across these elements and walk away, more is spread for future growth.
Except for one subspecies of grizzly bear, the polar bear is the largest and most powerful carnivore on land. Canada, russia, norway, greenlanddenmark, and the united states of america. What is very interesting is that this species of bear isnt territorial like most of them including the grizzly bear. Did you know that a fullgrown polar bear standing on his hind legs is a. Lets read to find out why the polar bears are in danger. A boar adult male weighs around 350700 kg 7721,543 lb, while a sow adult female. In this book, readers learn how humans are endangering these beautiful animals, even from thousands of miles away.
We track a hungry but determined polar bear as it seeks to ambush a plump seal. Polar bear communication animal facts and information. The earths climate is warming and the ice is melting. Polar bears facts, eat, baby, population, endangered. Found in a variety of environments from arctic ice pack to tropical forests, bears live on every continent except antarctica. Polar bears and climate change polar bears international. Helen orme simple text and colorful pictures describe the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and future of the polar bear. Where the doomed, beloved polar bear is still a dangerous predator a grassroots guard in alaska works to keep people safe from bears, while also keeping bears safe from people. When two polar bears meet, they have a special way of greeting each other. This distinctive allwhite bear inhabits the arctic sea ice, where it preys primarily on seals. They live in the arctic territories of north america and eurasia.
This information reveals changes and adaptations over time. Introduces young children to arctic polar bears, and describes where they live, what they eat, and their behavior. Polar bears book tulsa citycounty library bibliocommons. They are very protective of themselves though and they will attack if provoked or they feel that they are in danger. The bears also spread seeds for trees and plants to help supply food for other animals in nature as well. In danger penguin young readers, level 3 9780448449241. This barcode number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Polar bears and grizzly bears can be dangerous to people, especially when they are sharing a habitat, but for the most part, bears are shy and are easily frightened of humans.
Polar bears in danger wildlife survival orme, helen on. Important facts and information about polar bears page 4. Polar bear simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How will these issues impact the polar bear population. Learn how wwf is fighting the biggest threat to polar bears survival. These great white bears are an icon of the arctic, and many people feel a connection to polar bears, even if theyve never seen one in person. A new book with unexpected good news about polar bears. It has no natural predators and knows no fear of humans, making it an extremely dangerous animal.
There is loads of information on polar bears including. Tingly facts about polar bear that kids will love to read. The polar bear eats seals, fish and fruits berries. Endangered species list, mainly from the loss of important sea ice habitat. By tracking these bears, scientists can map a polar bears range and examine how habitat use may change in response to shifting sea ice.
Why are polar bears endangered, and how can you help. In russia, polar bears are classified as a red data book species, a listing that includes animals considered rare or endangered. Wwf also provides funding for polar bear researchers to travel to russia and the us to share and exchange scientific information about polar bears. Polar bear facts, pictures, video and indepth information. But their existence is threatened, not by other animals or the harsh conditions in which they live, but by humans. Wwf is working around the arctic to secure a future for polar bears. Despite its size and power, the polar bear is rated vulnerable.
But youve probably also seen images circulating on the internet of starving polar bears struggling to stand, let alone hunt and contend with the elements. World polar bears in peril arctic sea ice is melting, making it harder for polar bears to survive in the wild john browngetty images polar bears features help them survive in the arctic. Habitat loss, human disturbance and climate change are combining to overwhelm polar bears. Polar bears usually live on drifting pack ice, but sometimes wander long distances inland. All data indicates polar bears as a species are in jeopardy, be it from marine pollution or climate change, and more encounters with. Polar bears rely on sea ice as their base for hunting, eating and breeding. With the odds stacked against it, this scrawny looking bear will need to pull off an amazing manoeuvre if its to.
Bears a nonfiction book about bears, suitable for reading and projects in early grades, guided reading level f, word count 147, also available in spanish on our more page. Another great nonfiction creative commons levelled reader from mustard seed books. Margery fees polar bear explores how, outside of the arctic, humans have rarely understood polar bears. The holiday, which takes place annually on february 27th, is the perfect time to reflect on why polar bears are.
Polar bears roam the arctic ice sheets and swim in that regions coastal waters. Climate change is single biggest threat to polar bear. Polar bears are among the most majestic and unique creatures on earth. And its true that the population hovers around 25,000 to 26,000 polar bears globally, as york estimates, though the information on russian populations isnt necessarily reliable. Threatened, yet not endangered, its a visually cuddly creature whose primary habitat is melting beneath it. Meeting a polar bear on your turf, not its turf, is a bad encounter. Polar bears have uniquely adapted to living near the farthest tip of the northern hemisphere. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. A warming climate is having significant effects on our world. And this year, there are also two fabulous books about polar bears and their. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
There are some wonderful groups out there doing all they can to protected bears that are endangered. Wwf recognizes the urgency of protecting habitat for polar bears as they rapidly lose their sea ice habitat from climate change. Polar bears are uniquely adapted for life in the sea. Today, there are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears living worldwide. See polar bears in their habitat, and learn what they eat, how they treat their babies, and see what polar bears do to cool down. Polar bears in danger by roberta edwards, pamela johnson.
They are very strong swimmers, and their large front paws, which they use to paddle, are slightly webbed. Interesting tidbits of information gleaned from these books are included for your perusal. An overview of the key facts and figures about climate change and how it it affecting the arctic. Despite what we think, a polar bears fur is not white. Polar bears are listed under a variety of classifications depending on international, national, and regional regulations. When sea ice forms over the ocean in cold weather, many polar bears, except pregnant females, head out onto the ice to hunt seals. Hungry polar bear ambushes seal the hunt bbc earth. Polar bear polar bear what do you hear song duration. Polar bears look white because each hollow hair reflects the light. Read to find out what is behind the crisis facing the polar bear population. Male polar bears may grow 10 feet tall and weigh over 1400 pounds. If youd rather use this with a guided reading group, it is a level 2 reader.1100 760 909 1070 532 723 807 201 890 724 31 1090 1063 418 470 625 549 74 837 580 418 360 703 366 1357 1485 395 525 274 806 251 1334 735 806 892 352