How Fast Can a Polar Bear Run?
A polar bear can run at speeds up to 25mph which is around 40km/h. The polar bear is the largest land carnivore on the planet. The body of a polar bear is around 2.2-2.5 meters long which is about 7.2-8.2 feet. The tail of a polar bear is about 7.6-12.7cm long which is about 3-5 inches. Polar bears are around 1.1-1.6 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 3.6-5.2 feet tall. As for weight, a male polar bear can weigh around 350-726kg which is about 772-1600 pounds. A female polar bear can weigh around 150-318kg which is about 331-701 pounds. Polar bears are excellent swimmers and can swim at speeds of 6.2mph which is about 10km/h. Polar bears have large paws that are around 0.31 meters across which is about 1 foot. Polar bears have claws that are sharp claws which are thick and curved. Their claws act like meat hooks when grabbing prey and they also use their claws to get traction on the ice. As for diet, polar bears mainly hunt ringed seals but also have been known to go after whales, walruses, reindeer, small rodents, birds, eggs, and fish. When hunting seals polar bears will use their sense of smell to locate the breathing holes of seals in the ice which they use to come up for air. The polar bear will then wait by that breathing hole until the seal comes up for air and then the polar bear will pounce to grab and kill the seal. The gestation period for a polar bear is around 8 months. A polar bear will give birth to about 2 offspring. The offspring of a polar bear are referred to as cubs. A newborn polar bear cub will weigh around 0.9kg which is about 2 pounds. Polar bear cubs are born blind and will not open their eyes until later. As for lifespan, a polar bear will live for around 25 years.