Random Tuesday #5


~ Polar Bears ~


Why have I selected polar bears for my random Tuesday, no other reason than I think they are simply beautiful and they are under blogged and I wanted to rectify the problem!!

So here are 10 interesting facts about polar bears!

1. Female polar bears would rather build their dens in "old snow" from previous years rather than the freshly fallen snow.

2. Polar bear cubs learn to freeze and remain still while their mother hunts.  If they move, the mother disciples them, with a whack to the head.

3. Some female polar bears deviate from the one room den.  They build dens with multiple rooms and even a ventilation system in the roof.

4. Polar bear babies weigh a little more than a pound when they are born.

5. Only humans prey or hunt polar bears.

6. A polar bear's fur is not white!!  It is hollow.  The fur reflects light.  The hollow fur also traps the suns heat to help keep the polar bear warm.

7. Polar bears mate March through July, however the fertilized egg is not start to develop until September.

8. Polar bears tend to overheat more than to be cold.

9. Polar bears can swim up to 100 miles (161 kilometers at a time).  Polar bears can swim an average of 6 miles per hour.

10 . Paw pads with rough surfaces help prevent polar bears from slipping up on the ice.

Source: http://www.endangeredpolarbear.com/fun-facts-about-polar-bears.html



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Comments

  1. What fun! The children and I enjoyed a mini science lesson on polar bears! :) Love the photo of the polar cub surrounded by it's mummy's fur - so cute!!

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    1. So glad you all enjoyed this post - there are so many gorgeous photos of polar bears and they are all so beautiful. The ones of the mothers and their children are a favourite.

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  2. I loved this post, Jo! Couldn't resist sharing it on Facebook . . . And I definitely agree that polar bears are under blogged!

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    1. Thankyou:))) so glad you enjoyed my polar bear post!! This is why I am doing these Tuesday random posts, to blog about things that are under blogged!!!

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  3. I found because of Carole's post on FB. This was fascinating to read and I loved the pictures. I have signed up to follow your blog.

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    1. Thankyou so much Ann:)) Polar bears are just beautiful creatures, not that I would like to meet one in the dark and time!

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  4. I love polar bears so nice to read your post, thank you. I found you @ #titus2tuesday

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    1. Thankyou for dropping by:)) Who couldn't love polar bears, they are magnificent creatures.

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  5. Polar bears are such a beautiful animal that God created. Thanks for sharing the fun facts. My children will enjoy reading these and seeing the pictures.

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    1. Thanks Carrie for dropping by and enjoying these fun facts!!

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