Q: Where do polar bears live?
SW: These amazing animals live in the polar playgrounds of the icy seas, islands, and continental coastlines throughout the Arctic.
Q: What do they eat?
SW: Anything they can catch! Actually, polar bears mainly prey on ringed seals and bearded seals. They also will eat whale carcasses, beluga whales, and walruses. If their preferred prey is scarce, they can eat reindeer, rodents, waterfowl, bird eggs, fishes and even a few greens for good measure, like kelp.
Q: How big do they get?
SW: Full grown males stand a towering 8 to 12 feet tall, while females are much more petite by bear standards, stretching out closer to 6.5 to 8 feet long.
Q: Do they have blubber?
SW: Polar bears are one of the few marine mammals without blubber. They do have a very thick fat layer (about 4.5 inches) that helps keep them warm and also acts as an energy reserve.