Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus)

Length:8.25-11.5 ft

Height (on 4’s):3.5 feet

Weight:1,100 - 1,320

Life span:25 years

Gestation:220 days

Max. Speed:25 mph

Status:Over hunting brought a huge decline in polar bears all throughout the northern hemisphere. In 1967 a conservation treaty was passed to save the bears. Today the population is relatively stable with a worldwide population of 20,000-40,000 bears. The largest population of polar bears resides in Canada with a population of about 15,000.

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