What Does The Term 'Polar Bear' Mean?


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The scientific name of the polar bear is Ursus maritimus. It belongs to the kingdom Animalia, the phylum Chordata, the class Mammalia, the order Carnivora, the family Ursidae, the genus Ursus and the species Ursus maritimus, which is also the binomial name of the polar bear. The polar bear is also known as the white bear, the northern bear, the sea bear or the nanuq. The word nanuq is the Inupiaq name of the polar bear.

It is native to the North Pole. In other words, the Arctic Circle is the natural habitat of the polar bear. It is an apex predator within its range. It has a thick layer of blubber (or fat) on its body to insulate it against the cold. It also has translucent fur which appears to be either white or cream in colour. This colour helps it to camouflage from its prey in the icy and snowy conditions of the Arctic region.

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