Polar Bears, a Report by My Son

English: Sow and cub Polar Bears (Ursus mariti...
English: Sow and cub Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The following is the report my son finished today on polar bears. It was his assignment to learn about the process the past couple of weeks, and this is the final result. I don’t think it’s too bad for a 3rd grader. Then again, it’s been awhile since I’ve been in school and writing reports.

Polar Bears, A Report by —- ——-

Imagine a paw that is bigger than a human head. The polar bear has one! Did you ever wonder what kind of animal could catch and eat a whale? The answer is a polar bear. The polar bear is sometimes called the Giant of the Arctic. It got this name  because it is the biggest of all the bears.

The polar bear simply looks large and strong. It’s claws are four inches long. Polar bears can weigh up to 1500 pounds and grow 8 to 10 feet tall. Polar bears are larger than any other bear, and their fur is thicker for the colder climate. Polar bears may look cute and fluffy, but they are wild, large and dangerous!

Polar bears live mainly in the Arctic circle, surrounding seas and other land masses. They live in areas where they can hunt seals in the sea ice. In all, there are five nations with polar bears: U.S. (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Greenland, and Norway. Polar bears do not live in Antarctica, though penguins do.

Polar bears hunt for food by hiding in the snow. They use their paws to cover their black nose to blend in better. Polar bears like to snack on fish, seals and even beluga whales! Polar bears have the ability to reduce their metabolic rate when food is scarce and adjust again when food is plentiful. Food or no food, polar bears are equipped to survive any condition.

 

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