Describe the adaptations of the 'Polar Bear' in the polar climatic conditions in detail.

The adaptation of Polar Bears are:

1. A white appearance - works as a camouflage, which saves them from being prey on the snow and ice.

2. Large feet - help to distribute their body weight and increase grip on the ice.

3. Thick layers of fat and fur - behaves as insulation against the cold.

4. A greasy coat that sheds water after swimming - helps in reducing heat loss.

5. Muscle hump over the shoulder- helps in catching large/big prey.

6. Small round ears- don't allow the cold waters to enter into the ears.

Bears survive the winter season by adding on a lot of weight before the winter. 

They constantly eat grasses, berries, nuts, millers, other animal species, and also the dead animals to gain the fats.

They went for hibernation which helps animals to survive the changing seasons.

Hibernation functions to conserve energy by slowing down the body function, such as heartbeats and breathing, when sufficient food is unavailable. 

They can survive while a long sleep because their bodies use their stored fat or food for energy.


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Updated on: 09-May-2023


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