- Located in the Arctic, polar bears are the largest land carnivore’s in the world.
- They can grow to as tall as 11 feet and have 4 inches of body fat with fur to keep them warm from the blistering cold.
- When you look at a polar bear you will see that it looks white, however, their fur is actually transparent over layers of fat called blubber.
- With all the layers of warmth from their bodies, polar bears are at risk of overheating at a temperature higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Polar bears are extremely active and usually swim about 20 miles a day.
- Since they keep up with their physical health it’s no wonder that they can live up to 25 years old!
- It’s a surprise that they don’t hibernate *yawn*.
Adventures of Lil’ Nature Babies: VOL. l
SURA THE POLAR BEAR
All curled up in their cozy, icy cavern, a young polar bear cub named Sura awaited the time that they would get to explore the unknown world called the Arctic and go on many adventures. Sura’s mom had told so many stories about the frozen world, that they couldn’t wait to explore and see all of the wonders for themselves. The day finally came when their mom let Sura stumble outside. Filled with excitement, Sura began an expedition with the hopes that all the wonderful stories they had heard from the mother were true. To their dismay, however, they were faced with a problem far worse than they could have imagined. All of the ice was disappearing, but how could that be?
As they wandered around, Sura tried to determine the cause of the melting ice and turned towards the sun. Sura decided that maybe if they could figure out a way to block out the sun, then the shade would keep the ice from going away. As Sura pondered how to build a structure big enough to provide shade for the Arctic, a seal and a salmon came to help. Sally the Seal, known for always lending a helping hand, had just rescued her new friend, Sid the Salmon, from being eaten by a bunch of hungry penguins. Hours went by as the three worked at building a big cover to block the sun’s rays. Through all of their planning and working, the three animals all got to know each other more and became good friends.
Soon, twilight turned into night, as the sky slowly darkened, great bands of colors began to appear in the sky. This must be the Northern Lights that Sura’s mom had told them about. Astonished by the beauty of the lights, Sura and friends had received all the encouragement they needed to work together to save the place that they called home.