Polar Bear

Here is another arctic animal on our list, the polar bear. I’m sorry to say that they are on the “threatened” list – it would be such a shame to lose these beautiful creatures.

Polar Bear
Polar Bear

One of the most interesting facts about polar bears is that, unlike all other bear species, they do not den and hibernate over the winter. Other bears hibernate because of lack of food in the winter, but polar bears have access to their favorite foods all year long. The only exception is mother polar bears because they need to keep the babies warm. I’m all for being snuggly warm!

Fluffy Polar Bear

This fluffy polar bear is another entry created in my sketchbook a few weeks ago.

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

It is sad to me that such a beautiful creature ended up this way.  The curators do a good job of taking care of this specimen and regularly vacuum and brush his fur to keep it beautifully fluffy.