Monday, September 10, 2007

The (Polar) Bear Necessities

I just love that song from the Jungle Book movie, but I won't sing it for you... So instead this week we'll talk about some bear facts. We'll start with the largest bear, the polar bear.

The polar bear Latin name is Ursus Maritimus, which means “sea bear.” They can swim at about 6 miles per hour. Their paws are so big they function like snowshoes. Watch a mother and her two half-grown cubs in action as they walk across the snow in this video.

Polar bear live in the arctic, the Northern Hemisphere. Some commercials and cartoons show polar bears and penguins together, but in real life that would never happen since they live on opposite ends of the earth.

Jungle Jane

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