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Polar Bear

If not for polar bears, many arctic wildlife species could not survive

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Did you know that polar bears have black skin under that cute white fur? White color helps them to blend with the snowy environment and creep up on their prey and also fends off the sun. The Polar Bears' overall population numbers between 20,000 and 25,000. They are the largest and the most carnivorous in the bear family and feed mainly on seal fat, leaving the remains as food for the other arctic animals.

Tours to the island of Svalbard, where one can observe polar bears in their natural habitat, are oragised from July to August, as it is the warmest season and the cubs born in spring have already grown up and their mothers bring them out of the dens.

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