Lunch-Time In The Arctic Circle As A Polar Bear Grabs A Sleeping Walrus
When hungry polar bears have it in mind to have walrus for lunch, there’s usually no stopping them. And such is the case in the video below, The walruses were just hanging-out on the ice and when they saw a hungry polar bear approach, the majority of them headed for the water…well almost all of them anyway. Polar bears are large, white bears that like cold climates, fatty meals and when hungry, spend long days of hunting in search of a meal.
No matter how adorable polar bears look, these animals are not cuddly. In fact, polar bears are ferocious hunters, and they are the biggest carnivores among land animals. An adult male polar bear weighs around 775 to 1,200 lbs and when standing on its hind legs, an adult male polar bear may reach more than 10 feet. Polar bears are excellent swimmers; their scientific name, Ursus maritimus, means “sea bear,” according to the San Diego Zoo. They use their big front feet to paddle and their back legs as rudders. These bears have been known to swim more than 60 miles without rest.
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