Cool Polar Bears Written and Illustrated by Kendall Irvin Cool Polar Bears Written and Illustrated by Kendall Irvin Table of contents Meet the polar bear Diet Life cycle How they survive Cubs Habitat Resources About the author Meet the polar bear http://www.halfredhouse.biz/pictures/polarbear/PolarBearSwimmingNFWS.jpg Polar bears like the snow and ice. They like to swim. Polar bears have long necks that help them keep their heads above the water when they swim. http://assets.panda.org/img/beaufort_ericregeher_usgs_236071.jpg The female polar bear can weigh 500-600 pounds. A male can weigh can 720-1700 pounds. That is humungous! http://instapunk.com/images/polarbear.jpg The polar bear is the largest of the bear family. A polar bear is bigger than a grizzly bear. Males can be ten feet tall. Females can be 7-8 feet tall. Diet Polar bears eat reindeer, sea ,small rodents ,ducks, fish , eggs , seals and kelp berries. Polar bears like to mostly eat seals. That is their favorite meal! A polar bear waits for a seal to come up for air and when it does the polar bear grabs it with its sharp claws. Life Cycle A female polar bear makes a den to sleep in. She stays there until her babies are born. Then in the spring the mom and her baby cubs come out of the den. The cubs copy their mother’s movements. Mother polar bears teach their young to catch fish. Most polar bears live to be about 18 years old. How they survive Polar bears need food or they will die. Sometimes they look for food but they can’t find any because their prey is hiding. Cubs http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/036/cache/polar-bear-cubs-playing-082809_3641_990x742.jpg A mother polar bears play with their cubs . Mom takes good care of her cubs. They explore the world. Young cubs like to wrestle with each other. Habitat Polar bears live in the Arctic, Russia, Greenland and Canada. The polar bears like it there some polar bears make their homes in the coldest spots on earth. Resources • Thinkquest.com • Powerful Polar Bears by Elizabeth Bennett About the Author My name is Kendall. I go to Yadkinville Elementary school. I like to play sports. My favorite sports are basketball and softball.