Polar Bear Habitat
The Polar Bear Habitat
The polar bear habitat encompass the entire circumpolar Arctic region. Polar bears have adapted to be able to live in the water and on land. Unlike other bear species, the polar bear are excellent swimmers, and have been spotted more than 100 miles away from land or ice. The polar bear habitat is that of the entire Arctic region. They can be found the cold and at times unforgiving land. Polar bears can be found swimming in the frigid oceans waters, or adrift on ice.
The polar bears main habitat is on offshore pack ice, and along costs and island of the Arctic region. Over 40 per cent of all polar bears living today live in Northern Canada, on pack ice and along the shores of the many island there. Polar bears prefer the ice packs to other parts of their habitat because it allows them to remain in close contact with their main food source. Seals. Polar bears will remain in this ice pack habitat all year. They prefer the sea ice over all other places. When summer comes, and the polar regions warm up, the polar bears will travel many miles to remain on the ice, near their food source, seals. Any polar bears that do not stay on the ice when the ice begins to retreat will have to remain on the land, until the ice forms again in the fall.
For the polar bears that's habitat happens to be in the southern most part of the polar region, in Manitoba, Canada on the Hudson Bay, find it difficult to follow the retreating ice and are forced to remain on the land. These polar bears live off fat deposits that they have gained from eating well in the winter. As with the polar bears in the northern region, when the ice pack forms again in the fall, the polar bears return to the frozen sea, to the ice packs.