About Polar Bears

Welcome! Are you curious about why the polar bear's scientific name is Ursus maritimus, which means sea bear? Do you want to learn more about polar bear cubs? Paws, claws, and fur? Snow dens? Sea ice? Climate change? 

You've come to the right place! We are the world’s foremost resource for information on polar bears and their arctic habitat. 

We hope you enjoy learning more about these remarkable animals—and how we can work together to ensure their future survival.

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