In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a polar bear in just a few quick steps, but first…
Interesting Facts about the Polar Bear
The polar bear belongs to the bear family, Ursidae, which is native to areas of the Arctic Circle.
During a period of great glacial movement, a group of brown bears became isolated and it is believed that is when the polar bear emerged.
Did you know?
- The polar bear is the largest of all bears, with males weighing as much as 1,500 pounds.
- A male polar bear is a “boar” and a “sow” is a female polar bear.
- The polar bear is known as a “maritime bear” in the scientific world because they spend most of their time at sea and their main diet is seals.
- The polar bear can often be found in areas where sea water meets sea ice.
- Polar bears are insulated from the cold with nearly 4 inches of blubber, hide and fur.
- Like the brown bear, polar bears are curious scavengers will consume garbage where they come into contact with humans.
Polar bears have been long admired, but climate change, pollution, oil and gas development threatens their existence. The polar bear became listed as an endangered species in 2008 by the U.S. Department of Interior.